Thursday, July 11, 2013

Emmy Predictions: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 18th. 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, Louis C.K., Don Cheadle, Jon Cryer, Larry David, Jim Parsons

The competition: Count out one actor from last year: Larry David, whose show has been eligible every other year for the last decade or so. Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) is a sure thing for the final season of his show, and it would be unwise to bet against Louis C.K. (Louie) and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) at this point in their shows’ runs. I’d love to predict that Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) would be snubbed, but given that he somehow won this race last year, that seems ill-advised. Returning from a year off the air, Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) should return to this race, and Don Cheadle (House of Lies) is a good bet to repeat as well. Jason Bateman (Arrested Development) may or may not be able to squeeze back in for a role for which he was last nominated seven years ago, and Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) is another past nomine who could return as well. Jake Johnson (New Girl) was promoted from the supporting race to the lead race this year, though that tactic didn’t help Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) over the past few years, while spells doubtful prospects for both of them. Matthew Perry (Go On) has his latest one-season effort in play this year, which could net him a nomination if voters actually liked the show.

The predicted nominees: Alec Baldwin, Don Cheadle, Louis C.K., Jon Cryer, Matt LeBlanc, Jim Parsons

The predicted winner: Baldwin

Next up: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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