Emmy season is here! For the next two weeks, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 18. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. First up: our dream ballot for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Look back at last year's Emmys
It's tough playing the straight woman — especially to Julia Louis-Dreyfus — but the erstwhile Vada Sultenfuss has been an underrated standout as "trouble-shooter" Amy. Chlumsky's razor-sharp timing and epic facial expressions alone are award-worthy, but her back-and-forths with Jonah (Timothy Simons) take the cake and keep us coming back for more.
Elisha Cuthbert, Happy Endings
If you still think of Cuthbert as Jack Bauer's daughter, you need to rectify that ASAP. There have been few greater comedy revelations in recent years than Cuthbert. Between her pitch-perfect delivery and slapstick genius, she has turned Alex into TV's most delightfully dim character this side of Rose Nylund. But, just so you know, Alex isn't as dumb as she is.
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Krakowski was unceremoniously dropped last year after three straight nominations, and if anyone deserves a return trip, it's her. The Tony winner has always shone as TGS' resident vapid, narcissistic blonde, but she truly made Jenna Maroney come alive in 30 Rock's final season — or more specifically, in its final minutes with her tearful, hysterical and tongue-twisting performance of "The Rural Juror." If there's any justice, like the Rural Juror, Emmy voters won't forget her.