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
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.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
—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.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
—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.