Emmy Nominations Made Easy: Outstanding Comedy Series

With the June 28th deadline to return Emmy nominee ballots fast approaching, many of your favorite television web sites have begun to make their case for a handful of worthy 2012 nominees. Not to be outdone, we here at theTVaddict.com have decided — as we are wont to do — to take things one step further. Which is to say, in a completely altruistic effort to simplify things for the voting body that is the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, your friendly neighborhood TV Addict has decided to save those lucky enough to call themselves “Emmy Voters” from countless hours spent needlessly scrolling through a seemingly never ending PDF of worthy performers by presenting our “Emmy Nominations Made Easy!” With today’s focus being on our picks for Outstanding Comedy Series.

We Make the Case For…

[012] COMMUNITY: While we’re the first to admit that COMMUNITY creator Dan Harmon gets a failing grade when it comes to showrunning, his passionate and ambitious show-writing that never ceaseed to take the Greendale gang to interesting and unexpected places gets an A+ for effort.

[014] CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: Before Louie and Lena [Dunham] were wowing critics and audiences with their audacious and self-deprecating observations on everyday life, there was, and remains, the original that is Larry.

[029] HAPPY ENDINGS: Or as we so often like to refer to it as, the funniest half-hour about twenty-somethings since that show about a coffee addicted gang from Central Perk.

[046] MODERN FAMILY: Despite the fact that a handful of curmudgeonly critics seem to have inexplicably soured on America’s favorite family this season, we prefer to think of the Dunphy Pritchett clan as the small screen Pixar equivalent. Which is to say, when the bar is set so high right from the start, the occasional episodes that falls slightly short in the laughs-per-minute department still remains a cut above virtually everything else on television.

[050] PARKS AND RECREATION:Unlike a certain Country’s current crop of political operatives, this look at the inner workings of a government body — thanks in no small part to award-worthy performances from an all-star ensemble — is intentionally funny.

[052] RAISING HOPE: Since awards aren’t technically given out for season finales that surpass expectations, a nomination recognizing what was hands down May’s most memorable and crazy episode (“I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back”) will have to suffice.

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  • Liz

    It would be nice for Community to get a nod.  ‘Cause we know it will never get another chance.

  • 30 Rock, Community, Parks and Recreation and Modern Family… I don’t care who else gets the nomination. 

    I hated New Girl after 3 episodes, Raising Hope does nothing for me, I freaking HATED this season of Glee, I have yet to actually laugh while watching Veep, and The Big Bang Theory is a waste of time (same goes for any other CBS comedy except for HIMYM). 

    I assume the nominees will be Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, and The Big Bang Theory, New Girl, Veep and Girls. I’m not interested in the last 4 at all. 

    Oh well, I wish Desperate Housewives gets nominated for one last hu-rrah at the top.