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Inside track: Emmy race for best TV comedy actress

April 25, 2009 | 11:14 am

Here's a snapshot of what we see on the Derby track right now.

* = Top 10 semifinalist in 2008

** = Nominee in 2008

Tina Fey Emmy Award 30 Rock

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
(Front-runners)

Christina Applegate, "Samantha Who?" **
Toni Collette, "United States of Tara"
Marcia Cross, "Desperate Housewives" *
America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty" **
Tina Fey, "30 Rock" ** (WINNER IN 2008)
Teri Hatcher, "Desperate Housewives"
Felicity Huffman, "Desperate Housewives" *
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "New Adventures of Old Christine" **
Eva Longoria-Parker, "Desperate Housewives" *
Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds" **
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Nicollette Sheridan, "Desperate Housewives"
Sarah Silverman, "The Sarah Silverman Program" *


(Possible)
Anna Friel, "Pushing Daisies" *
Debra Messing, "The Starter Wife"

(Long Shots)
Tichina Arnold, "Everybody Hates Chris"
Kaley Cuoco, "The Big Bang Theory"

Photo: Los Angeles Times

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Nicollete Sheridan should be nominated this year after her character was killed off. I would also nominate Tina Fey, America Ferrera, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Amy Poehler...in my opinion. .

Again, none of them is on the level of Billie Piper in "Secret Diary of a Call Girl", but from what I've seen I'd nominate: Tichina Arnold, Toni Collette, Anna Friel, JOANNA GARCIA for "Privileged", Eva Longoria Parker and Mary Louise Parker. Sadly, it's going to be same old, same old. Meaning: Christina Applegate, America Ferrera (ugh!), Tina Fey (ugh!), Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Mary Louise Parker and Toni Collette (who's going to be exception). If not Collette then Huffman (ugh!) because Emmys love their Mrs. H. Macy.


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