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Joel McHale of 'Community'
Joel McHale, "Community"
Nomination Status: It's telling that I'm putting McHale lower than William Shatner in this gallery.
In His Favor: "Community" is a well-loved show and Joel McHale is definitely first-among-equals in the ensemble cast. He continues to provide a steady wave of manly snark to anchor the otherwise absurd happenings.
Working Against Him: Zero Emmy nods for "Community" last year. If Emmy voters decide to stumble upon the show this year -- which I'd root for -- their chances of singling out McHale aren't especially high. I've seen a few prognosticators predicting -- as opposed to just hoping -- McHale may make the field this year, which feels like fanboy/girl wishful thinking. Nothing wrong with wishful thinking. I just have doubts.