The Emmy Awards 2010 are no laughing matter for some. However, the Emmy Awards 2010 have much comic relief, as the potential winners for comedy show. This year is different than others, however, with more unpredictability in the lead comedy actor/actress races. For some time, the 30 Rock duo of Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin has hovered over these categories, but these past winners are more vulnerable this time. Clearly, the Emmy Awards 2010 have a serious business ahead in picking new comedy kings and queens.
In the lead comedy actor category, Alec Baldwin is going for a three-peat, but has lost a bit of his usual support. Given the backlash against 30 Rock’s past season, and that so much new blood is in comedy this year, Baldwin has been picked by many critics to be dethroned.
The popular Emmy Awards 2010 theory is that Jim Parsons will make the big bang toward the top. After breaking into the field last year, Parsons is now a co-favorite as The Big Bang Theory’s most beloved, irritating nerd. However, it often takes a while for the Academy to dethrone past winners.
Tony Shalhoub serves as proof, since critics soon got tired of him winning over and over. But the Emmy Awards 2010 are Shalhoub’s last chance for Monk, so the three-time Emmy winner could get one last sendoff. Next year, Steve Carell will be in that same boat, so his chances for his first Office victory might be better in 2011.
The category is filled out by Larry David and Matthew Morrison, leaving the Best Actor field filled with laugh-out-loud talent. However, the Emmy Awards 2010 field for Best Comedy Actress is being led by semi-dramatic talent from Showtime.
Toni Collette pulled the upset last year for United States of Tara, although the show has both comedy and drama in it. That is also the case for Edie Falco, as she is in the competition for the first time, despite Nurse Jackie having completed two seasons. Since her work is both comedic and dramatic, the question is whether she is too serious to be a comedy winner.
Nevertheless, Falco appears to be the favorite, since she cleaned up in the dramatic categories for years. Still, the Emmy Awards 2010 could go back to the Tina Fey well, if Collette and Falco split the Showtime dramedy vote. Meanwhile, Julia Louis Dreyfus tries to get a sendoff award for Old Christine, while Lea Michele and Amy Poehler serve as the rookies.
This year, TV comedy had a lot of fresh faces, leaving many to wonder if the Emmy Awards 2010 will honor that new wave or pick the usual winners. The comedy actor and actress categories are sure to serve as a sign, in one way or the other.
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