When the Critics’ Choice TV Awards take place on June 10, we imagine there to be some close contests, but one that we see carrying over to pretty much all of awards season is the battle to see who wins the Comedy Actress trophy. This is perhaps one of the 2 or 3 strongest categories of the entire circuit, given that this past year was one of the best for women in comedy, exponentially more so than the men.
Check out our take below on all of the nominees here, and of course, the conversation is not complete without your vote! You can enter your thoughts in the poll at the bottom of the article.
The nominees – Laura Dern, “Enlightened” (HBO), Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl” (Fox), Lena Dunham, “Girls” (HBO), Sutton Foster, “Bunheads” (ABC Family), Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO), Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
The surprise – For us, it’s clearly Foster over Tina Fey for the final season of “30 Rock,” but at the same time, it is a pretty welcome one. “Bunheads” is a quietly delightful series, and it is nice for the Critics’ Choice TV Awards to actually try to show that ABC Family does still have programming that is worthy of awards like everyone else.
The snubs – We already mentioned Fey, but you could also throw in here Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs from “2 Broke Girls,” Jane Levy of “Suburgatory,” or Krysten Ritter from the short-lived “Don’t Trust the B— in Apartment 23.”
Who should win – While we like Sutton, we have to give it to someone who we actually don’t think will win this year in Dunham. Not everyone liked “Girls” season 2, and while we find Hannah Horvath to at times be grossly unlikable, it takes a very strong performance to bring a character to a point where we actually don’t want to like her.
Who will win – We do see that Laura Dern or even Foster could be a sleeper in the mix here, and while Julia Louis-Dreyfus seems to be the obvious choice given that she did win an Emmy, we’re going to have to pick Amy here for continuing to make “Parks and Recreation” a show that critics really love. This show has the most overall nominations save for “The Big Bang Theory,” and that has to mean something.
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