September 13, 2011
Nominees: Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"; Tina Fey, "30 Rock"; Laura Linney, "The Big C"; Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly"; Martha Plimpton, "Raising Hope"; Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Who will win: Heavy topic (cancer) done poignantly and hilariously + pedigreed actress + newbie in this category = a Linney victory.
Who should win: I'd prefer Poehler, if only for the fact that her performance is steadily the funniest. This is a comedy category after all.