Emmy comedy actress contenders


Christina Applegate
"Samantha Who?" (ABC)
Pro: Sympathetic choice from a canceled series.
Con: Tina Fey.

Toni Collette
"United States of Tara" (Showtime)
Pro: With so many Taras to consider, she could be a problem for Tina Fey.
Con: Tina Fey.

Tina Fey
"30 Rock" (NBC)
Pro: Last year's winner; her series' 22 nominations tops all shows.
Con: The last time there was a repeat winner in this category was in 2001.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus
"The New Adventures of Old Christine" (CBS)
Pro: A four-time nominee and winner in 2006.
Con: Tina Fey.

Mary-Louise Parker
"Weeds" (Showtime)
Pro: A three-time nominee.
Con: Tina Fey.

Sarah Silverman
"The Sarah Silverman Program" (Comedy Central)
Pro: She's Comedy Central's first lead actress nominee.
Con: Tina Fey.