Bringing new dimensions to the dumb blonde stereotype, Behrs’ riches-to-rags Caroline Channing is always appealing, and shares great chemistry with co-star Kat Dennings.
“2 Broke Girls”
A comedy veteran at age 27, no one knows their way around a wry punchline like Dennings, who is compulsively watchable as waitress Max Black.
Much has been made about how Dunham bares her body for the camera, but as an actress she also bears her soul. Her work is consistently funny and fearless.
Jackie Peyton, a nurse with an addiction, has endured some of the most dramatic ups and downs on TV, yet Falco’s portrayal is consistently hilarious.
We all know Faris is comedy gold, but as a wonderfully flawed character that is all too relatable she gets to play some poignancy as well.
<p>“Veep”<br /><br />The reigning queen of comedy, with four Emmys already, it’s worth seeing her win again, if only for another great speech.</p>
“The Mindy Project”
In its second season Kaling and her crew truly hit their stride. In addition to being as funny and endearing as ever, Mindy’s romance with Danny (Chris Messina) was deeply affecting.
“Mike & Molly”
Never count out the beloved McCarthy, a force of nature who so memorably won for this role in 2011.
McLendon-Covey is fantastic as perky, smothering mother Beverly on the ’80s-set comedy — and not just because of the period clothing.
After nine years on “Roseanne,” Metcalf made a welcome return to the smallscreen as the put-upon head of an extended care center.
Michele truly showed her range as Rachel this season, heartbreaking as she mourned Finn (Cory Monteith) and hilarious as she made her Broadway debut — and almost ruined it all for a shot on TV.
“Parks and Recreation”
She has four nominations for playing lovable, tightly wound Leslie Knope, but just scored a Golden Globe. Could it be the perennial bridesmaid’s year?
This MTV teen comedy surprised everyone by being a smart, insightful look at high school in all it’s pain and glory. Rickards’ is pitch perfect as Jenna Hamilton, who goes from social outcast to suddenly being noticed–often for all the wrong reasons.
“Orange Is the New Black”
As a privileged woman sent to prison, Schilling was the relatively sane calm at the center of a storm of madcap characters. Her timing was reminiscent of great straight men like Jason Bateman on “Arrested Development.”
“Inside Amy Schumer”
From mimicking Aaron Sorkin to bargaining with God himself, Schumer is a reliable source for big laughs on her inspired sketch show.