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LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Ilana Glazer, "Broad City"
Abbi Jacobson, "Broad City"
Ellie Kemper, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"
Everybody but Louis-Dreyfus is playing for second place, though her work on "Veep" is a Cranston on "Breaking Bad" situation: you'd like to see someone else win at some point, but the work is so unequivocally great that it's hard to argue with the repetition. I came very close to flipping a coin between the two "Broad City" stars — in an attempt to make room for Constance Wu from "Fresh Off the Boat," Aya Cash from "You're the Worst," or the perennially-great (and perennially-ignored) Emmy Rossum from "Shameless" — but ultimately like them too much as a package deal.