Thursday, July 12, 2018

Emmy Nominees: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 5/6, picking Eric McCormack over Danson

This category contains one of the best nominees announced today, although it’s hard not to be sad that he represents just one of two nominations for a show that could easily have earned a dozen different bids it would have deserved. Congratulations to Ted Danson (The Good Place), who put his underrated show on the map. The notable omission here was Eric McCormack, who was just the first of many elements of his show not to be cited despite expectations of a warm embrace from voters. Bill Hader (Barry) was the other new addition to this category, with his show surprising to earn the third-highest total of any comedy series, a welcome move in my opinion. Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm) managed to rejoin the race as his show received a decent welcome back showing, joining last year’s winner Donald Glover (Atlanta) and two other returning nominees, Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) and William H. Macy (Shameless). Not a bad list even if mine wouldn’t look exactly the same.

Who should win? I’d probably choose Hader or Danson, though I should note that I don’t watch Anderson’s show regularly.
Who will win? Given the strong response to his show, I’ll pick Hader right now.

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