Last year The Big Bang Theory was thwarted from sweeping the comedy categories by "How I Met Your Mother" actor Neil Patrick Harris. Not so this year. Jim Parsons, the man who plays the super brilliant, stubbornly ignorant, socially awkward Dr. Sheldon Cooper managed to take an award that has been given to him by practically every other awards ceremony and website in the past couple years. With Neil Patrick Harris' character of Barney Stinson becoming more mature & settling down, his role of ladies man has been hindered & a,logn with it, seemingly, his popularity. Danny Pudi as the wonderfully complex & simple Abed on "Community" garnered a 3rd place finish ahead "Psych" star Timothy Omundson wo potrays the by the book detective "carlton "Lassie" Lassiter". Cory Monteith from "Glee' finished well back in 5th.
Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" beat runner up Neil Patrick Harris "How I Met Your Mother" by 86 votes, 3rd place Danny Pudi "Community" was 59 behind 2nd and 80 ahead of 4th place Timothy Omundson from "Psych". Well back in 5th was Cory Monteith "Glee" 44 votes behind 4th
Jim Parsons beats defending champion Neil Patrick Harris. This is the 2nd win for best comedy actor by a CBS show. Timothy Omundson is the only finalist this year who was not in last years finals.
Final vote totals
Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory" 305
Neil Patrick Harris "How I Met Your Mother" 219
Danny Pudi "Community" 160
Timothy Omundson "Psych" 80
Cory Monteith "Glee" 36