Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Chris Colfer, "Glee"
Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family"
Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family"
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"
Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"
Should Win: For comedy, you don't beat Eric Stonestreet at the gas station in "Fizbo." You just don't. But for drama in a comedic role? Boy oh boy was Chris Colfer spectacular in "Laryngitis," his selected episode.
Will Win: The category isn't titled Outstanding Comic Actor in a Comedy Series. And if you're looking at the six available submission episodes and weighing what *acting* these six actors get to do in their episodes, Colfer towers over the field. I think that with the ability to isolate and compare performances, Emmy voters may come to a similar conclusion, letting Colfer pull off an upset win. [Picking upset wins for Emmy night is a pretty silly thing to do. It would serve NPH right if, after losing in multiple years was the deserving winner, he won in this less-than-deserving year.]