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Steve Carell: Goodbye, 'The Office' -- Hello, Emmy?

April 21, 2011 |  2:50 pm

Steve Carell The Office news

Steve Carell has never won an Emmy, but now four of our six forum moderators believe he'll finally prevail for his final season in "The Office" -- Marcus Dixon, Darrin Dortch, Rob Licuria and Matt Noble. According to their newly updated rankings in the Emmy race for lead comedy actor, our moderators are split on who else may be out front to win: Chris Beachum believes two-time champ Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") will triumph again while Matthew Cormier is betting on the return of last year's champ Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory").

Of course, it all comes down to the strength of the sample episode that the nominees decide to submit to the Emmy jury. Most of our pundits are betting on Carell because they assume he'll submit Michael's sweet marriage proposal to Holly (Amy Ryan) or else, if it's strong enough, his final farewell to the Dunder Mifflin gang.

Notice how many of our Emmy pundits believe Ed O'Neill ("Modern Family") will move up to the lead race after he failed to be nominated last year in supporting. Such a switch is speculation, not official. Also notice how none of our pundits includes past nominee Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men") in their rankings. How telling is that, eh?

-- Tom O'Neil

LEAD COMEDY ACTOR

Beachum

Cormier

Dixon

Dortch

Licuria

Noble

Alec Baldwin, ‘30 Rock’

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2


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2


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3

Steve Carell, ‘The Office’

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3


1


1


1


1

Matt LeBlanc, ‘Episodes’


6



5



Danny McBride, ‘Eastbound & Down’

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5



 


3

Joel McHale, ‘Community’

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6


4


5

Matthew Morrison, ‘Glee’

5


4


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4

Ed O’Neill, ‘Modern Family’

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Jim Parsons, ‘Big Bang Theory’

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1


2


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2


2

Matthew Perry, ‘Mr. Sunshine’




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Jason Schwartzman, ‘Bored to Death’





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William Shatner, “.... My Dad Says’

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Photo: NBC

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