Fearless Emmy Nomination Advice -- Comedy Series

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It's that time of year when voting members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences are busily reviewing the hundreds of programs and performers eligible for Emmy Award nominations. I'm here to help. As always in the era of Peak TV+ a nomination for one deserving series or actor means that several others won't be acknowledged. But it cannot be avoided. The number of permitted nominees can vary by category, so I'm limiting my suggestions to seven in each one. You can find my choices for deserving nominees in the Comedy Series categories below. Remember, these are recommendations, not predictions, because the Academy is nothing if not unpredictable. Check out my recommendations for the Drama Series categories here.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary (ABC) (pictured at top) -- The most talked about new series of the year deserves all the buzz.
Acapulco (Apple TV+) -- This sweet surprise belongs alongside Ted Lasso in the Feel-Good TV category.
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) -- Still TV's most deliciously nasty comedy.
Ghosts (CBS) -- This uncommonly smart new comedy proved broadcast TV can still compete for laughs with cable and the streamers.
Hacks (HBO Max) -- A sensational showcase for our new national treasure, Jean Smart.
The Marvel Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video) -- When it's on its game, Maisel is the funniest scripted series on television.
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+) -- We still believe.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson -- black-ish (ABC)
Larry David -- Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Bill Hader -- Barry (HBO)
Jake Johnson -- Minx (HBO Max)
Steve Martin -- Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
Martin Short -- Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
Jason Sudekis -- Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon -- Better Things (FX)
Rachel Brosnahan -- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
Quinta Brunson -- Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Kaley Cuoco -- The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
Sandra Oh -- The Chair (Netflix)
Issa Rae -- Insecure (HBO)
Jean Smart -- Hacks (HBO Max)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Corrigan -- Barry (HBO)
Brett Goldstein -- Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Nick Mohammed -- Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Tony Shaloub -- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
Henry Winkler -- Barry (HBO)
Jeremy Swift -- Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Bowen Yang -- Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein -- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Prime Video)
Ariana DeBose -- Schmigadoon! (Apple TV+)
Hannah Einbinder -- Hacks (HBO Max)
Kate McKinnon -- Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Holland Taylor -- The Chair (Netflix)
Juno Temple -- Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
Hannah Waddingham -- Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)

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