With the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards coming up on Sunday, just about every TV pundit has posted a list of predictions. But here at Flavorpill, we’re less interested in who we think will win than who actually deserves to bring home the trophy — so we’ve put together a roundup of the nominees we’d give the Emmy to, if the decision were up to us. Remind yourself of who’s up for an award here, then peruse our picks after the jump and tell us who you’re pulling for in the comments.
Best supporting comedy actress: Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Why is it that SNL performers are nominated in this category but almost never win? For a few years now, since Amy Poehler left, Kristen Wiig has been doing double duty as the cast’s most prominent woman. She came into her own with Bridesmaids this year, but she’s also slowly transitioned from an off-the-wall comedian whose zany characters can be grating to the backbone of a show that sorely needs one. If for no other reason than that she’s surely the hardest working person in sketch comedy, we’d like to see the Emmy go to her.