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The 2010 Emmys: Handicapping the Race for Best Comedy

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Access caught up with all the excited winners backstage at the Golden Globes awards from a wild Mickey Rourke to the hilarious and elated "30 Rock" cast. (Published Tuesday, Jan 13, 2009)

    Who will take home the Best Comedy Emmy -- the legendary veteran? Or one of the hot young upstarts? PopcornBiz sizes up the field.

    Curb Your Enthusiasm
    A truly great show that keeps coming back as strong, but it's never won this race in the past and there are too many newcomers for it to break through now. Odds of winning: 12 to 1

    Emmy Preview: Will "Glee" Dethrone "30 Rock" on Sunday?

    [LA] Emmy Preview: Will "Glee" Dethrone "30 Rock" on Sunday?
    PopcornBiz blogger Bryan Alexander takes a look at Emmy favorites, Anna Paquin's newest romance and what we can expect from Conan O'Brien. (Published Friday, Aug 27, 2010)

    Nurse Jackie
    Edie Falco is awesome, but a comedy about a nurse who trades sex for drugs is probably a little too bleak for voters. Odds of winning: 10 to 1

    The Office
    Still a very good show, but it's lost too much of its shine over the last year or two -- why else would Steve Carell be leaving? Odds of winning: 8 to 1

    Nokia Theater Prepares for Emmy Awards

    [LA] Nokia Theater Prepares for Emmy Awards
    The Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles is laying down the red carpet and assigning seats in preparation for Sunday's Emmy Awards. (Published Wednesday, Aug 25, 2010)

    30 Rock
    A three-time defending champ and deservedly so, ironically the hilarious inside baseball and New York-centric humor that make it so good are tragically also what makes it a ratings dud. But Tina Fey won't get to tell anyone to "Suck it!" this year. Odds of winning: 5 to 1

    Glee
    Funny, sweet, well choreographed song-and-dance numbers, great guest stars... all these ingredients have made for one of the most out-of-nowhere hits in a long time and inspired a millions to proudly proclaim themselves "Gleeks." Odds of winning: 3 to 1

    "Glee" Cast Plans Celebration Schemes For Emmy Night

    [NBCAH] "Glee" Cast Plans Celebration Schemes For Emmy Night
    The "Glee" cast members react to a mixed tape sent by Sir Paul McCartney and what they would do if they win the Emmy for Best Comedy. (Published Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014)

    Modern Family
    Yes, the mock-umentary format is a wee overdone, but "Modern Family" is consistently among the funniest and smartest shows on television each week, and manages to weave together three distinctly different family models without it feeling forced.  Odds of winning: 3 to 2