The nominees are:
Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment
Cheryl Hines as Cheryl David
Desperate Housewives • ABC • Touchstone Television
Alfre Woodard as Betty Applewhite
My Name Is Earl • NBC • An Amigos de Garcia production
in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Jaime Pressly as Joy
Weeds • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association
with Lions Gate Television and Tilted Productions
Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes
Will & Grace • NBC • KoMut Entertainment in association
with NBC Studios and Three Sisters Entertainment
Megan Mullally as Karen
Out: Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm). Her character is not competitive enough, I wonder how she got the nomination nod. Ditto Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds).
I have stopped watching Desperate Housewives so I cannot comment on Alfre Woodard's performance.
So this race is a fight between a fresh face in the category, Jaime Pressly, who, as Joy in My Name is Earl, is utterly hilarious; versus a veteran and former winner, Megan Mullally. And because this is Will & Grace's final year at the Emmy's, I will not be surprised if Megan wins it...none so fitting as a trophy to cap 8 Seasons of playing Karen so effectively.
Complete List of Emmy Nominees
Eligibility Period: Episodes airing June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006
Emmy Awards airs on September 2006