It’s an even mix of network and cable entries in the 2012 Emmy race for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
The 2011 nominees who are competing again this year include Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock (a winner in 2008 and 2009), Louis C.K. of Louie, and Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory (a winner in 2010 and 2011).
Of course, two of their opponents — Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Larry David (most recently nominated in 2010) and Two and a Half Men‘s Jon Cryer (nominated six of the last seven years in the Supporting Actor race) – aren’t exactly newcomers to Emmy comedy competition. A newbie to this genre, though, is House of Lies‘ Don Cheadle (nominated four prior times for an Emmy, but not since an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series nod for ER in 2003).
What would you do if you had the power to send one of these fine actors to the podium when the Emmys are handed out in September? Take our poll below to vote for your favorite — TVLine voting closes Sept. 14, so act now! — then hit the comments to justify your pick!
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