Emmys 2012: Who should win outstanding lead actor in a comedy series? Vote now!Add to Favorites | The Big Bang Theory
Everyone on this list is a previous Emmy nominee, and there's really no clear-cut favorite. Sure, Jim Parsons is a good shot to take it as always -- "The Big Bang Theory" star has won the last two years. But Alec Baldwin of "30 Rock" is also a repeat winner and had a fine year on the NBC sitcom, and Louis C.K. is getting so much attention for "Louie" and his other ventures that this might just be his year.
But it's not like the other three nominees are schlubs. This is Larry David's fifth nomination for playing himself on "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and this past season was as strong as any the show's had. Jon Cryer has won in the supporting category for his "Two and a Half Men" role, and he had more of the show to carry this year. Finally, Don Cheadle was the best part of the so-so Showtime comedy "House of Lies," and as noted a few days ago, the academy loves giving awards to movie stars.
Who do you think will bring home the Emmy? Vote in the poll below. The 64th annual Primetime Emmys, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air live at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 23 on ABC.