Emmy Nomination Preview 2013 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy
It took seven nominees to fill this category last year
Tina Fey of '30 Rock'
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Nomination Status: Have one last Emmy nod for the road, Liz Lemon.
In Her Favor: Just as Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy is a pantheon level comedy character, Tina Fey's Liz Lemon will live on in both our memories of the character and in the catchphrases that have worked their way into our vocabulary. With a wedding and an adoption, Fey made sure that Liz had plenty of Emmy-style moments as "30 Rock" reached its conclusion. It's likely that Fey will, once again, pick up multiple nominations this year as a producer, writer and actor and I don't think you'd want to bet against her winning, no matter how many great performers there are in this category.
Working Against Her: Nothing. Several of the women below Fey in this gallery have faced various backlashes for various reasons, but everybody loves Tina Fey.