The competition: Anthony Anderson’s proud patriarch (Black-ish), Tituss Burgess’ flamboyant performer (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Ty Burrell’s goofy dad (Modern Family), William H. Macy’s depraved patriarch (Shameless), and Jeffrey Tambor’s transgender parent (Transparent).
For your information: Tambor, who won last year, is on his second consecutive nomination. Macy, who won the year before that, is on number three. Burrell, who won the year before that, is now on his seventh consecutive nomination. Anderson and Burgess are new to the race. Only Anderson and Burrell are also nominated as part of their ensembles.
Who should win: This is a fun list. I think I’d vote for Macy, Burgess, or Tambor this year.
Who will win: I suspect that Anderson may triumph, though Tambor could easily repeat.