The nominees are in for the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which means that it's time to start hypothesizing who could take home Emmy gold when the awards show takes place on Aug. 25.
The Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series category sees a fairly even split between the darker cable comedies and their lighter network counterparts. Tony Hale earned a spot in the category after winning in 2013 for "Veep," but that actually could make him less likely to take home the award again.
"Modern Family" has two nominations in the category for Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell. Hale's win in 2013 was the first time "Modern Family" hadn't won the category since the show's debut in 2009-10, so there's a good chance the Emmy darling (which won Outstanding Comedy Series four years in a row) could have one of its male stars take home this award again in 2014.
More exciting, though, would be for Andre Braugher to win the award for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." This is the only major Emmy that the breakout FOX show is nominated for after winning Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical at the 2014 Golden Globes. Giving Braugher this award would be a good way to acknowledge the hit after it was shutout in other comedy categories.
Adam Driver for "Girls" and Fred Armisen for "Portlandia" are also nominated, but would be the more unexpected and surprising choices. This is Armisen's first supporting actor nomination for "Portlandia" and Driver's second for "Girls."
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