The oddsmakers are liking the chances that the Fox comedy hit Glee and Jane Lynch will sweep the Emmys. But critics are divided on whether an openly gay man will win.

Chat show host Jimmy Fallon will host the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday. Fallon follows openly gay Neil Patrick Harris' vaunted turn as ringmaster.

The race for the best comedy show includes two television series that feature openly gay characters. Both shows – Glee and ABC's Modern Family – are strong contenders for the prize.

On Glee, openly gay Chris Colfer plays Kurt Hummel, a gay student at McKinley High. And the role of sharp-tongue coach Sue Sylvester is played by recently gay married Jane Lynch.

Modern Family features a gay family. Gay dads Mitchell and Cameron (played by openly gay Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, respectively) are among the three couples featured on the sitcom.

β€œIt's likely Emmy voters will get caught up in the initial Glee wave, and give it the prize,” says The Oregonian.

Lynch is by far the critics' choice for taking home an Emmy for her work on Glee.

Half of the men vying for the best supporting actor in a comedy prize are openly gay: Chris Colfer for Glee, Neil Patrick Harris who plays Barney Stinson on CBS' How I Met Your Mother and Jesse Tyler Ferguson who plays gay dad Mitchell Pritchett on Modern Family. But critics are divided on whether a gay man will take home an Emmy tomorrow night.