Tuesday, September 18, 2018

AFT Awards: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

This is the third category of the 12th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2017-2018 season. This year, I’m including a shorter list, with just nominees and a few finalists, if applicable. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them.

Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Last year’s nominees: Aziz Ansari, Thomas Haden Church, Walton Goggins, John Lithgow, Danny McBride

Emmy nominees: Anthony Anderson, Ted Danson, Larry David, Donald Glover, Bill Hader, William H. Macy

Finalists: Thomas Haden Church (Divorce), Jim Howick (Loaded), Jack Dylan Grazer (Me, Myself, and I), Danny McBride (Vice Principals), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)

The nominees:
Alex Lawther (The End of the F***ing World)
Keir Gilchrist (Atypical)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Ted Danson (The Good Place)

The winner:

Timothy Olyphant (Santa Clarita Diet) made every moment that he appeared on screen a hilarious, awkward delight, infusing an amazing nervous energy into his character.

Next up: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

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