Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky, Veep
Gaby Hoffman, Transparent
Allison Janney, Mom
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Niecy Nash, Getting On
WILL WIN: Without Allison Janney, Mom would be, like, half a show, and she's a dynamic presence in anything that puts her on screen. Her second win in a row seems assured.
SHOULD WIN: Former child star Gaby Hoffman's emergence as a take-no-prisoners comedic character actor on Girls and Transparent is one hell of a second act, as is Niecy Nash's segue from Reno 911! and reality TV to the gallows humor of Getting On. Either would be a worthy winner.
ROBBED: Now that its "six seasons" are up and only "and a movie remains," it's pretty peculiar that neither Gillian Jacobs nor Alison Brie were ever nominated for their two-pronged assault on the notion of the Pretty Romantic Sitcom Lead in Community.