The 2014 Emmy nominations will be revealed July 10 and in the days leading up to that big announcement we'll be sharing our dream picks for nods in the big categories. You can find our picks for the reality categories here, Variety Series here, Lead Actor/Actress in a Miniseries or Movie here, Outstanding Movie and Outstanding Miniseries here, Outstanding Guest Actor and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama here, Outstanding Guest Actor and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy here, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy here, and Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama here. Today's focus: Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy.
We're on to the major categories, folks. It's time to explore the best performers behind the main characters in our favorite TV comedies.
Here's where we start to get into repeat offender territory -- lead actor and actress categories aren't always quite as varied as the supporting ones. Jim Parsons (last year's winner for "The Big Bang Theory") has won three times. Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") earned three awards for his performance and Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier") received four. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was the winner two years in a row for "Veep," but hey, that doesn't mean she was left of our list!
So, who deserves a shot? Here are our dream 2014 Emmy nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
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