Your Gay Guide to the Emmy Awards

The 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards are Sunday, so we can expect to see television’s finest all gussied up to compete for a golden winged statuette that doubles handily as a barbecue skewer. This year a slew of newcomers – from Glee to Modern Family and The Good Wife – will compete against Hollywood’s reigning elite including 30 Rock and Mad Men as Jimmy Fallon tries to keep the show on time.

Handicapping the potential winners is usually done based on a complex equation of merit, popularity, momentum and the phases of the moon. But merit-shmerit, I want to judge them on their gay factor. While we hope the best nominee wins in each category, we’ll be cheering for the gayest possible outcome on Sunday. A look at the nominees.


Jane Lynch (Glee)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Holland Taylor (Two and A Half Men)

Gayest Possible Outcome: Jane. Freaking. Lynch. And if Sofia Vergara wants to give Jane a big wet (yet respectful, Jane is a married lady after all) congratulatory kiss for winning, all the better.



Chris Colfer (Glee)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family)
Jon Cryer (Two and A Half Men)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)

Gayest Possible Outcome: Three out gay men are nominated in this category. It’s already the gayest possible outcome.

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