Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Emmy Predictions: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 14th. Please refer to my Emmy musings for this category for a detailed analysis of the contenders, and, as always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Alec Baldwin, Steve Carell, Larry David, Matthew Morrison, Jim Parsons, Tony Shalhoub

The competition: Count out David, whose show didn’t air during the eligibility period, and Shalhoub, whose show ended last year. At the head of the pack are Steve Carell (The Office), for his final year of the show, two-time winner Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), and last year’s winner Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory). Since there’s so little competition this year, Matthew Morrison (Glee) should be back. Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), who earned nominations for the last three years of “Friends,” has a chance to score a nomination for playing himself on Showtime’s new series. Despite being in the wrong category, Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) stands a chance of taking the last slot. Fighting for that last slot are a slew of never-nominated actors on returning shows, such as Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Joel McHale (Community), Thomas Jane (Hung), and David Duchovny (Californication), as well as one previously-nominated actor now eligible for a new show which was swiftly cancelled, Matthew Perry (Mr. Sunshine).

The predicted nominees: Baldwin, Carell, LeBlanc, Lowe, Morrison, Parsons

The predicted winner: Carell

Next up: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

No comments: