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'Modern Family,' ABC
Nomination Status: Four straight wins in this category. Another nomination is a lock.
In Its Favor: We don't need to dilly-dally on this one. "Modern Family" has been eligible for the Comedy Series Emmy four times. It has been nominated four times. It has won four times. And it remains one of the most popular comedies on TV.
Working Against It: Nothing. No matter how fatigued some critics might be by "Modern Family," it's going to be nominated here and there's nothing that seems instantly poised to beat it. "Modern Family" not getting a nomination would be my biggest shock since Jeremy Piven went from three straight wins to being shut out in 2009. Only bigger. Much bigger.