Will Mayim Bialik or Merritt Wever take on 'Modern Family's' Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara?
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Last Year's Nominees:
Attrition: With "30 Rock" gone, Jane Krakowski is gone (though she probably submitted as Guest Actress for her "Modern Family" visit). That still leaves six returning nominees from the extra-large field, including last year's surprise winner, Merritt Wever. This is regularly one of the most difficult categories to predict in all of Emmydom. Last year I predicted Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Jane Krakowski and Mayim Bialik, which were easy, but I had Wever and Jane Lynch in the middle of the pack and Chlumsky was down amongst the Other Notable Candidates. And of the six returnees, I feel pretty confident that three or four will be back, but there could be room for several to drop out if voters are impressed with some very fine new comedies.