Ken Tucker
September 16, 2009 AT 04:20 PM EDT

Continuing my week-long invitation to you to pick the Emmy winners with me, today I ask: Who will win best actor in a comedy? Who will win, and who should win?

The nominees are: Alec Baldwin, Steve Carrell, Jemaine Clement, Jim Parsons, Tony Shalhoub, and Charlie Sheen.

Alec Baldwin won last year, and Emmy voters certainly don’t mind giving awards to the same actor two years in a row (just ask Tony Shalhoub). So Baldwin is definitely a contender. And a great performer.

But my combo will win/should win pick is Parsons. He’s becoming an amazing comic actor in The Big Bang Theory, able to recite reams of recondite dialogue with witty ease. He’s won over many a talk-show audience this past year with his charming banter. The kid’s a natural.

Who do you think will and should win in this category?

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