One of the unheralded perks of being both the head writer and lead actress on a television show is being able to choose one’s romantic interests. And Tina Fey may have taken better advantage of this privilege than anyone else during 30 Rock’s six+ seasons on air.

Liz Lemon’s collection of love interests is basically a who’s who of awesome dudes in Hollywood playing truly excellent characters. So with 30 Rock’s final season in full swing and Liz Lemon looking closer and closer to settling down, we thought it was time to pay tribute to this impressive stable of Y-chromosones by ranking Liz Lemon’s best lovers…and yes, that word bums us out unless it’s between the words “meat” and “pizza.”

Each hunk was rated on a scale of five in three categories: “Awesomeness of Actor,” “Likability of Character” and “Compatibility with Liz” and ranked by their composite score. Because really, not bringing numbers into this would be a non-objective outrage.

10. Dennis Duffy – Dean Winters

Awesomeness of Actor: 2, Likability of Character: 2, Compatibility with Liz: 2 = 6

9. Steven Black – Wayne Brady

Awesomeness of Actor: 3, Likability of Character: 3, Compatibility with Liz: 1 = 7

Steven Black and Liz have absolutely nothing in common. It’s a testament to Dennis’ general awfulness that Steven doesn’t get the bottom spot. If accidentally shooting someone is symbolic of repressed romantic feelings though, then maybe Liz and Steven still have a shot. Oh, it isn’t? Moving on.

8. James Franco & Kimiko

Awesomeness of Actor: 4, Likability of Character: 3, Compatibility with Liz: 2 = 9

7. Stewart LaGrange – Peter Dinklage

Awesomeness of Actor: 5, Likability of Character: 3, Compatibility with Liz: 1 = 9

6. Wesley Snipes – Michael Sheen

Awesomeness of Actor: 4, Likability of Character: 4, Compatibility with Liz: 1 = 9

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