Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Funny ladies RULE! I would know–I’m one of them after all.

I was destined to be hilarious at a young age. Duh.

I was destined to be hilarious at a young age. Duh.

Hahahahaha I’m so vain. If you wrote a song I’d probably think it was about me.

But I digress. Let’s talk about the funny ladiez nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

The noms:

  • Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Girls
  • Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn, Mike & Molly
  • Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie
  • Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, Orange is the New Black
  • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep

Half of the women nominated have already received Emmys for said performances–McCarthy in 2011, Falco in 2010, and Louis-Dreyfus in 2012 and 2013. Dunham was nominated in 2012 and 2013. Poehler has been nominated a zillion times and never won.

Someone is channeling Susan Lucci.

Someone is channeling Susan Lucci.

Only Taylor Schilling is a first time nominee for her bad ass performance in Orange is the New Black.

Clearly I should use a thesaurus to find a new word for nominate but eh, I’m lazy.

This is tough, but I’ve gotta go with my gut. Even though she’s won a billion or so Emmys, Julia Louis-Dreyfus keeps getting better. Her performance as Vice President Selina Meyer is nuanced, subtle and hilarious.

Smile!

Smile!

In conclusion:

Who I Want to Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Who Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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