broad-city-tv-reviewThe Emmy Nominations are going to be announced on July 10th, but that doesn’t mean they will get things right. If I had my choice, these would be my dream nominees in the comedy categories at the Emmy Awards. Drama is coming soon.

Outstanding Comedy Series
“Broad City”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Modern Family”

Veep was the funniest show of the year, and should win. Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Broad City are the funniest new shows. Enlisted is the best show cancelled before its time. Louie pushes the boundaries of comedy, and Modern Family had a resurgence in quality with Mitch and Cam’s wedding story.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Louis C.K. as Himself in “Louie”
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in “The Big Bang Theory”
Jonathan Groff as Patrick Murray in “Looking”
Andy Samberg as Detective Jake Peralta in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt in “Parks and Recreation”
Robin Williams as Simon Roberts in “The Crazy Ones”

Louis C.K., is one smart man, and his show has evolved into something great, and so has his acting. Jim Parsons is still the funniest part of The Big Bang Theory. Adam Scott is just terrific as Ben Wyatt, his dorky nature makes him dependable. Groff nails the anxiety ridden gay man in today’s world well, and he’s funny while doing it. Andy Samberg proved he can act. Robin Williams proved he can tone it down, and play with an ensemble.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Malin Akerman as Kate Harrison in “Trophy Wife”
Ilana Glazer as Ilana in “Broad City”
Abbi Jacobson as Abbi in “Broad City”
Mindy Kailing as Mindy Lahiri in “The Mindy Project”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Vice President/President Selina Meyers in “Veep”
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope in “Parks and Recreation”

Glazer and Jacobson are one of the funniest duos on television. Kailing’s love of rom-coms blended with her with make her endearing. Akerman showed her best acting chops ever. Veterans Poehler and Louis-Dreyfus prove they are still the best in the biz!

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Danny Puddi as Abed Nadir in “Community”
Timothy Simmons as Jonah Ryan in “Veep”
Albert Tsai as Bert Harrison in “Trophy Wife”
James Wolk as Zach Cropper in “The Crazy Ones”
Parker Young as Private Randy Hill in “Enlisted”

Braugher gave the best deadpan comedic performance of the year. Puddi proved Abed had a heart when he said goodbye to Troy. Simmons was great at playing a douche. James Wolk can wash my car eating a Popsicle any day (watch the show). Tsai proved talent does not come with age, and that I want to do Bert wheels all day long. Parker Young proved sweet and sexy make one of the best combos for showing off your talent.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Anna Chulmsky as Amy Brookheimer in “Veep”
Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Diane Buckley in “Trophy Wife”
Sarah Hyland as Haley Dunphy in “Modern Family”
Allison Janney as Bonnie in “Mom”
Zosia Mamet as Shoshanna Shapiro in “Girls”
Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Janney is the vet in this category, and boy was she the funniest. Gay Harden usually does drama but her turn as Diane showed her comedic side, and I want to see more. Hyland gave Hayley depth. Mamet stole every scene in Girls. Chulmsky showed that heart in politics is over rated, and made you laugh in the process. Peretti’s Gina was the most unique character on television!

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Sarah Baker-“Louie”
Linda Cardelinni-“New Girl”
Eszter Ballnt-“Louie”
Mimi Kennedy-“Mom”
June Squibb-“Girls”
Lauren Weedman-“Looking”

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Gary Cole-“Veep”
Scott Bakula-“Looking”
Brad Garrett-“The Crazy Ones”
James Earl Jones-“The Big Bang Theory”
Nathan Lane-“Modern Family”
Andrew Rannells-“Girls”

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
Brooklyn Nine-Nine-“Pilot”-Phil Lord & Chris Miller
Community-“Geothermal Escapism”-Joe Russo
Enlisted-“Alive Day”-Phill Trail
Looking-“Looking for the Future”-Andrew Haigh
Modern Family-“Las Vegas”-Gail Mancuso
Parks and Recreation-“Moving Up”-Michael Schur
Veep-“Debate”-Armando Iannucci

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series
Broad City-“Pussy Weed”-Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer
Brooklyn Nine-Nine-“The Party”-Gil Ozeri & Gabe Liedman,
Girls-“Beach House”-Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow, and Jenni Konner
Louie-“Model”-Louis C.K.
Modern Family-“Message Received”-Steve Levitan
Veep-“Alicia”-Armando Iannucci & Sean Gray & Ian Martin