Thursday, July 16, 2015

Emmy Nominees: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 4/7, picking Thomas Middleditch and Jim Parsons over Anderson, LeBlanc, and Forte

Seven slots, and no room for Jim Parsons? I'm not objecting, but it's clear that Emmy voters have jumped ship in regards to their support for the CBS comedy, which managed just a few acting nominations this year and got ousted from the major categories. I'm so happy to have been wrong about the snub of Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), who continues to be terrific on a show that continues to be terrific yet seems only qualified for recognition in select categories year after year, as is also the case for “Silicon Valley,” whose actors can't be nominated. Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) is a fun inclusion even if I'm not too fond of his show, and apparently voters really like Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth). It's good that Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) made the cut given Emmy voters' inexcusable lack of support for another Golden Globe-winning comedy (see next category), and he joins returning nominees Louis C.K. (Louie), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), and William H. Macy (Shameless).

Who should win? LeBlanc, Tambor, or Macy
Who will win? I'll put my money on Tambor.

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