30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Modern Family (ABC)
Who should win: 30 Rock
Who will win: Either Modern Family or Girls
Why: While a lot of comedies don’t get to go out on top creatively, the seventh and final season of 30 Rock was extremely well received. It’s no secret that the show was never a big ratings contender but Emmy voters loved Tina Fey’s sitcom, giving it loads of Emmy attention which helped with yearly renewals from NBC. Now that it’s done and isn’t at risk for pickup, the voters may look past it despite the great way things were wrapped up (everyone got happy endings, past gags were revisited and the show didn’t lose itself with guest star stunts). Modern Family could be the safe bet, winning for the fourth consecutive year but the voters may try to get hip and give it to the Apatow/Dunham think-piece magnet, Girls.