By Michael Slezak
August 26, 2010 at 02:29 PM EDT

The Emmys are Sunday! The Emmys are Sunday! And I’m not only planning to watch the telecast, I’ll actually be live-blogging it along with my pal @EWMandiBierly. (Yes, PopWatch writers refer to each other by their Twitter handles now. How gauche!) I have mixed feelings about this year’s ceremony, however, since somewhere along the way somebody forgot to give Vanessa (L. Yeah) Williams her fourth consecutive nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy (and in a season where she deliciously declared “My favorite moment of the day is throwing out my breakfast muffin in front of a homeless person!”).

But wait, is this post about the erstwhile Wilhelmina Slater or is it about’s third annual EWwy Awards, which turn Emmy snubees into stone-cold winners? Well, both, actually. Ms. Williams is one of the 52 people and shows vying for a 2010 EWwy, you see. And you’re the reason why! Yes indeed, as always, we chose our EWwy nominees based on your impassioned message-board posts, and now we’re asking for your help again to vote for the winners in 10 individual categories. You’ll find the full list of nominees at the end of the post, but bear in mind that our polls close today at 3:00 p.m. ET. So do click here to check out our gallery of 26 comedy nominees (along with handy, dandy polls where you can vote for your favorites), and then click here to see the 26 drama nominees (and corresponding voting polls).

And just because my favorite part of every awards show involves nominees’ highlight reels, I’ve taken the liberty of embedding clips of our five Supporting Actor in a Comedy nominees after the jump. Enjoy!

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy

Charlie Day, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation

Danny Pudi, Community

Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family

Kunal Nayyar, The Big Bang Theory

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Busy Philipps, Cougar Town

Wanda Sykes, New Adventures of Old Christine

Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Ellie Kemper, The Office

Best Actress in a Comedy

Portia de Rossi, Better Off Ted

Courteney Cox, Cougar Town

Brooke Elliott, Drop Dead Diva

Eva Longoria Parker, Desperate Housewives

Lizzy Caplan, Party Down

Best Actor in a Comedy

Zachary Levi, Chuck

Joel McHale, Community

Adam Scott, Party Down

John Corbett, United States of Tara

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

Best Comedy

Cougar Town


Parks and Recreation

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

The Big Bang Theory

Ugly Betty

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama

Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter

Katie Cassidy, Melrose Place

Lisa Edelstein, House

Michelle Forbes, True Blood

Mae Whitman, Parenthood

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama

Nestor Carbonell, Lost

Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad

Zach Gilford, Friday Night Lights

Ryan Kwanten, True Blood

John Noble, Fringe

Best Actress in a Drama

Khandi Alexander, Treme

Emily Deschanel, Bones

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Regina King, Southland

Katey Sagal, Sons of Anarchy

Best Actor in a Drama

Jensen Ackles, Supernatural

Thomas Gibson, Criminal Minds

Josh Holloway, Lost

Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Ian Somerhalder, The Vampire Diaries

Best Drama Series

Friday Night Lights



Men of a Certain Age


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