Wed, 14 Sep 2011 19:05:49 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Primetime Emmys 2011: Who's in the running?

Lead Actress in Comedy Series

Laura Linney (© Wireimage/John Shearer)
  • Laura Linney (© Wireimage/John Shearer)
  • Steve Carell (© Wireimage/Jamie McCarthy)
  • Julianna Margulies (© Kambouris)
  • Steve Buscemi (© Wireimage/Steve Granitz)
  • Jane Lynch (© Wireimage/Jesse Grant)
  • Eric Stonestreet (© Wireimage/Kevin Mazur)
  • Kelly Macdonald (© Wireimage/Kevin Mazur)
  • Alan Cumming (© Wireimage/Jim Spellman)
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Returning champ Edie Falco of Nurse Jackie fame will be hoping to defend her title, while 30 Rock's Tina Fey and Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation will be looking to make up for the disappointment of missing out last year. Martha Plimpton of Raising Hope and Melissa McCarthy of Mike and Molly are both rank ousiders, so we think Laura Linney's (pictured) portrayal of cancer patient Cathy Jamison in The Big C will see her take home the award this year.

Our prediction: Laura Linney