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Jake Johnson, Kate McKinnon, Casey Wilson nominated for 2013 EWwy Awards

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Entertainment Weekly September 3, 2013
EW's sixth annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed: Voting starts now!
by Mandi Bierly

It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. Check out the nominees in the five EWwy Comedy categories and vote for your favorites. Click through the nominees in the five EWwy Drama categories and cast your votes. Polls will remain open through Sept. 12. Winners will be announced Sept. 13. Campaigning is welcome. There are trophies involved, after all.

Best Actor, Comedy

Adam DeVine, Workaholics
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation
Jake Johnson, New Girl

The turtle-faced Johnson has proven since the first season that he doesn't need great one-liners to stand out, but he was able to show his range as an actor once New Girl's writers figured out what makes Nick Miller tick (and it's not just writing zombie novels). Witness, a tear-jerking speech at Nick's father's funeral (now made even sadder by the passing of Dennis Farina). Yet, for all the seriousness and the romantic developments with ''roomfriend'' Jess (Zooey Deschanel), Johnson also managed to be laugh-out-loud funny more often than not and possessed an uncanny ability to look sexy in a lady-cut trench coat. —Lanford Beard

Josh Gad, 1600 Penn
Neil Flynn, The Middle

Best Supporting Actress, Comedy

Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Casey Wilson, Happy Endings

Like her monetary namesake, Penny Hartz is shiny, cheap (in the sluttiest sense of course!) and often undervalued — but only because her ah-mahz-ing alter ego, Wilson, plays her so effortlessly. Penny's streak of bad luck — landing in a body cast and being Misery'd to ''health'' by her best friend, breaking off an engagement with a perfect guy — has been comic copper for viewers. So EWwy voters, heed the penny's motto and, ''E pluribus unum!'' — which, roughly translated from the Latin means ''Pick Penny!'' or ''The Year of Penny'' or ''Happy Endings rules!'' We think. We were never real good at Latin. —Henry Goldblatt

Cobie Smulders, How I Met Your Mother
Jessica Walter, Arrested Development
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Whether she was making us laugh with dead-on impressions of Ellen DeGeneres and Ann Romney or creating her own hilarious original characters (''One time I got banged into a sinkhole….I'll drink to that!''), McKinnon had one heck of a debut season on the late-night program. —Erin Strecker

Zosia Mamet, Girls

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