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Emmys 2013 predictions, best actor, actress comedy series


"Enlightened," Laura Dern as Amy; "Girls," Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath; "Nurse Jackie," Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton; "Parks And Recreation," Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope; "30 Rock," Tina Fey as Liz Lemon; "Veep," Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer
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The best actress and actor category in the 2013 65th Primetime Emmy Awards is possibly the most difficult to call of 'em all -- many fine candidates, only two will win. And let's get to those, shall we?

My picks:

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jason Bateman, Arrested Development, Netflix Louis C.K., Louie, FX Don Cheadle, House of Lies, Showtime Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Showtime Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory, CBS Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC

Who will win: Emmy voters were in a mildly adventurous mood here last year (Jon Cryer) and may now be remorseful. (He wasn't even nominated.) Will they instead turn to old faves (Parsons, Baldwin)? Nah. Winner is Jason Bateman.

Who should win: Louis C.K., except that voters don't know whether to laugh or cry when watching.

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

Who will win: Tough category because each nominee is perfectly solid, but when confronted with a very difficult choice, voters usually land on the default one. Winner is Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Who should win: Can I ask for a tie here? If so, Dern and Dunham, however if pressed, I'll settle for Dunham because of the strength of her nominated episode, "Bad Friend."

Tags: Jason Bateman , Arrested Development , Netflix , Louis C.K. , Louie , FX , Don Cheadle , House of Lies , Showtime , Matt LeBlanc , Episodes , Showtime , Jim Parsons , Big Bang Theory , CBS , Alec Baldwin , 30 Rock , NBC , Lena Dunham , Girls , HBO , Laura Dern , Enlightened , HBO , Tiny Fey , 30 Rock , NBC , Amy Poehler , Parks and Recreation , NBC , Julia Louis-Dreyfus , Veep , HBO , Edie Falco , Nurse Jackie , Showtime

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