Monday, July 10, 2017

Emmy Predictions: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 13th. As always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Anthony Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Will Forte, William H. Macy, Thomas Middleditch, Jeffrey Tambor

The competition: All six of these men are eligible again this year. I see no real reason why they wouldn’t return again, with Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) as the only one whose show has lost buzz. Aziz Ansari (Master of None) is hotter than ever after season two of his show, and Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) and Jeffrey Tambor (Transparent) continue to go strong on their series. William H. Macy (Shameless) and Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley) might be less prominent than others, which could make them vulnerable, though the only truly serious contender who isn’t even guaranteed to join the list is Golden Globe winner Donald Glover (Atlanta). Some votes might go to Hank Azaria (Brockmire), Thomas Haden Church (Divorce), Ted Danson (The Good Place), or Nick Nolte (Graves), along with past Golden Globe winner Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle). I’d be thrilled to see Nicholas D’Agosto (Trial and Error), but I think that’s a longshot at best.

The predicted nominees: Anderson, Ansari, Glover, Macy, Middleditch, Tambor

The predicted winner: Ansari

Next up: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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