Sarah Silverman by Rhet Bear/Comedy Central Sarah Silverman by Rhet Bear/Comedy Central

The list of finalists for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series at this year's Primetime Emmy Awards has unofficially been obtained by, and the big news is that Sarah Silverman is in the running, while Teri Hatcher is the sole Housewife left in the cold.

The reported list of contenders is as follows:

Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Anna Friel, Pushing Daisies
Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives
Eva Longoria Parker, Desperate Housewives
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, New Adventures of Old Christine
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program

Judges will now review tapes of the aforementioned actresses' work and rank them from 1 to 10. That tally will be combined with the popular vote which begat the list of finalists, and determine the actual five nominees, to be revealed July 17. - Matt Mitovich

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