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Why? Because for the second year in a row, all the adult actors on the show have been nominated in their respective supporting categories. Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet have already won, so it stands to reason that it could be the year for Ed O'Neill or Jesse Tyler Ferguson. Julie Bowen won in her category last year, and as hot as Sofia Vergara's been lately, she could get the prize this year.
But there are other people in these categories, and at least a few of them have a legitimate shot at winning. Max Greenfield took his one-note character of Schmidt in "New Girl" and made him the most vulnerable douchebag on TV. Mayim Bialik has done a similarly fine job deepening Amy Farrah Fowler on "The Big Bang Theory" (you'll hear from both of them in the coming days). Merritt Wever is the only thing that's still funny on "Nurse Jackie," and she should have gotten a nomination sooner. Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are "SNL's" all-purpose sluggers. And the posthumous nod to veteran character actress Kathryn Joosten of "Desperate Housewives" -- who's previously won as a guest actress -- is fitting tribute to her career.
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.