Friday, July 14, 2017

Emmy Nominees: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 5/6, picking Thomas Middleditch over Galifianakis

There was only one surprise here, and that was the inclusion of Zach Galifianakis (Baskets), whose show has little buzz aside from the lone nomination and win for costar Louie Anderson last year. I only watched the pilot, but even though the show doesn’t really appeal, his performance did seem pretty solid. It’s a shame that Middleditch got left off as a result, though he’s also not the one I would choose to recognize from that underrated show. I’m happy to see that Donald Glover (Atlanta) made the cut since Golden Globe enthusiasm doesn’t always translate to Emmy love. Will Forte is out, which is more than fine by me. The other four are repeat nominees, with Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) and Aziz Ansari (Master of None) enjoying lots of love for their shows. William H. Macy (Shameless) continues to be the only representative of a superb show that should be nominated across many categories, while Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) saw his show experience a dip in popularity overall this year.

Who should win? I don’t watch Anderson’s show or Galifianakis’. I think I’d choose Ansari though they’re all good picks.
Who will win? It might be Ansari but it will probably be Tambor.

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