Monday, July 9, 2018

Emmy Predictions: Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 12th. As always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Riz Ahmed, Dave Chappelle, Tom Hanks, Hugh Laurie, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Matthew Rhys

The competition: Just one of last year’s nominees might return again this year, and it’s for a different gig: Lin-Manuel Miranda (Curb Your Enthusiasm). He’ll face still competition from other guest stars from his show, including F. Murray Abraham (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Bryan Cranston (Curb Your Enthusiasm), and Steven Weber (Curb Your Enthusiasm). As usual, hosting one of television’s most popular variety series helps you get votes, with a slew of contenders this year, led by Chadwick Boseman (Saturday Night Live), Robert De Niro (Saturday Night Live), Will Ferrell (Saturday Night Live), Donald Glover (Saturday Night Live), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), and John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live). There are three past nominees reprising guest spots on TV’s most beloved revived show - Bobby Cannavale (Will and Grace), Alec Baldwin (Will and Grace), and Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace), and both Harry Connick Jr. (Will and Grace) and Ben Platt (Will and Grace) could also join them this year. They’ve all been nominated before for these roles, and so Jon Hamm (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Nathan Lane (Modern Family), Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory), and Fred Willard (Modern Family) could all be back this year. Watch out for Christopher Lloyd (Roseanne) or Emmy favorites Beau Bridges (Black-ish) or Sterling K. Brown (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) to show up as well.

The predicted nominees: Baldwin, De Niro, Glover, Hader, Newhart, Platt

The predicted winner: I think that Newhart wins.

Next up: Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series