It is almost a foregone conclusion among many that Tina Fey will take home the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
UPDATE: Toni Collette is the surprise winner of the 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Here is a list of nominees for the 2009 Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series:
1) Tina Fey, 30 Rock, NBC, produced by Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Media Studios
In 2008, Tina Fey won three Emmy awards for writing, producing, and acting in 30 Rock. In 2009, she has already won the Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy and two SAG awards.
Tina Fey has also won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a TV series in 2009, for playing Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live.
2) Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program Comedy Central, Central Productions/Eleven Eleven O’Clock Productions/Oil Factory Inc.
This stand-up comedienne, writer, singer, and actress won the 2008 Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for Jerry Kimmel Live!
3) Toni Collette, United States Of Tara Showtime, produced by Showtime presents in association with Dreamworks Television
Toni Collette has been nominated for role as Tara Gregson in Showtime’s original series United States of Tara.
4) Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds, produced by Showtime Presents in association with Lionsgate Television and Tilted Productions, Inc.
Mary-Louise Parker, who plays Nancy Botwin in Weeds, has been nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for three years in a row from 2007-2009.
5) Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures Of Old Christine, CBS, produced by Kari’s Logo Here in association with Warner Bros. Television
Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won two Emmys so far:
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Seinfeld, in 1996
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for The New Adventures of Old Christine
6) Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?, ABC, produced by ABC Studios
Christina Applegate, who plays Samantha Newly, in Samantha Who?, has won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Friends, in 2003.