Sat, 22 Sep 2012 09:06:26 GMT | By Vinnie Penn, MSN US TV contributor
2012 Primetime Emmys: Our predictions

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Nominees: Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory, Larry David as Himself in Curb Your Enthusiasm, Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan in House of Lies, Louis C.K. as Louie in Louie, Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock, Jon Cryer as Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men.

Let the contradictions begin! Well, first things first: Alec Baldwin's won one too many. Jim Parsons, too, is an Emmy darling, and Jon Cryer would come across only as a mea culpa of sorts. Don Cheadle and Louis C.K. are pure throwaway territory. This being the case, my prediction is that they will go with, yes, the "sentimental favorite." Larry David will win in a "swan song" capacity. And you know what? That's so fine by me.

Bottom line: Torn between David and Parsons, but David will win.