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No 'Saturday Night Live' stars on the Emmy list of Top 10 best supporting comedy actors

July 2, 2008 |  4:03 am

Looks like the joke is on the cast of "Saturday Night Live." This year Emmy rules permit them to scoot from the category for variety performers to comedy acting and, alas, none of the lads (Fred Armisen, Darrell Hammond, Saturday_night_live_seth_meyers_and Seth Meyers, Andy Samberg, etc.) got the last laugh. They're still eligible in other categories. Last year Samberg shared an Emmy with Justin Timberlake and others for writing the music and lyrics to "D**k in a Box."

Instead, the runoff of Top 10 contenders for best comedy actor involves these chaps — below — who are largely the usual suspects except for that nice surprise Jack McBrayer.

Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men" ("Meander to Your Dander")
Kevin Dillon, "Entourage" ("The Dream Team")
Justin Kirk, "Weeds" ("Bill Sussman")
Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother" ("The Goat")
John Krasinski, "The Office" ("Branch Wars")
Jack McBrayer, "30 Rock" ("Episode 210")
Tracy Morgan, "30 Rock" ("Secrets and Lies")
Jeremy Piven, "Entourage" ("The Day F***ers")
Fred Willard, "Back to You" ("Cradle to Grave")
Rainn Wilson, "The Office" ("Money")

Missing in Emmy action: Danny DeVito ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"), Chi McBride ("Pushing Daisies"), David Spade ("Rules of Engagement"), Michael Urie ("Ugly Betty") and Kevin Nealon ("Weeds").

Photo: NBC