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2011 Primetime Emmy Awards: Comedy predictions...

Kristin Watson is no stranger to the world of entertainment, having worked with both NBC and The History Channel. As a Chicago-based writer, Kristin provides SheKnows readers on both coasts with the hottest celebrity and entertainment ne...

our picks for comedy!

We’ve been asking for your take on a few of the 2011 Emmy categories and now it’s our turn to make our own predictions – starting with the comedy categories.

The 2011 Emmy Awards could make for some some surprises in the comedy categories as there are newcomers, old favorites and a few shocks nominated this year.

That being said, we feel confident in our predictions this year. Without further ado, here's our pics for Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor/Actress and Supporting Actor/Actress.

COMEDY SERIES

30 Rock

The Big Bang Theory

Glee

The Office

*Modern Family

Parks and Recreation

While the fanatic in us wants to say Glee will take the Emmy (it may have hit its awards stride in big cateories), we have to go with the 2010 champ on this one – Modern Family.

The only dark horse we see riding up along side Modern Family could be The Big Bang Theory based on last year's winner, Jim Parsons (Lead Actor).

LEAD ACTOR

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

*Steve Carell, The Office

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Louis C.K., Louie

Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory

Matt Leblanc, Episodes

Steve Carell took his final bow as the leader of The Office this year and something tell us the voters will be sentimental towards the actor.

Not that he doesn't deserve the Emmy, but we would like to see Jim Parson's take it again.

LEAD ACTRESS

Tina Fey, 30 Rock

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

*Laura Linney, The Big C

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope

Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly

When nominated, The Big C's Laura Linney doesn't lose, people – enough said. Her track record speaks for itself.

We are pulling for our own prediction to be wrong, as we'd love to watch Melissa McCarthy shock the hell out of everyone and walk away a first-time winner!

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Ed O'Neill, Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

*Chris Colfer, Glee

With all those Modern Family boys nominated, the voters are bound to get confused.

We think think the young man who always seems to surprise us will cancel out the Modern Family stars – Chris Colfer of Glee will take the Emmy.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Jane Lynch, Glee

*Betty White, Hot in Cleveland

Kristin Wiig, Satruday Night Live

Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Do we even have to tell you who's taking this category? Betty White is our favorite for anything she's nominated for and the voters love her. Host Jane Lynch won last year and will give Betty a run for her money, but it's going to White.

Check out the 2011 Emmy Awards tonight (Sept. 18) when Jane Lynch hosts live.

You know you want to see if our predictions are right!

Photo courtesy of ABC

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