Nominees are pictured and listed in alphabetical order by show. Beware of minor spoilers for listed episodes.
Chris McKenna, Community (Remedial Chaos Theory)
Lena Dunham, Girls (Pilot)
Louis C.K., Louie (Pregnant)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (The Debate)
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation (Win, Lose, or Draw)
This year’s coolest category boasts an impressive statistic – only one among its number is also nominated for Best Comedy Series, and that’s “Girls.” Also interesting is that three of its scribes are also nominated for acting on their respective shows. Only Louis C.K. and Michael Schur have been nominated in this race before, and neither has won. There’s not much more to say about this category other than it will be exciting no matter who wins!
What should win: The “Girls” pilot or “Win, Lose, or Draw”
What will win: Much as I’d love to see “Parks and Recreation” pick this up, I think it’s going to “Girls” with an outside chance of “Louie” taking it instead.
Next up: Best Drama Series