Wednesday, December 12, 2018

SAG Nominees: Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 3/5, missing Arkin and Shalhoub
Who’s missing? William H. Macy (Shameless), Donald Glover (Atlanta), Ted Danson (The Good Place), Sean Hayes (Will and Grace), Marc Maron (GLOW), Jim Carrey (Kidding)

This is a cool category, dismissing its three eligible nominees and replacing them with five fresh faces, only one of whom is from a sophomore show. Not only that, but three are supporting. Macy is gone, and no luck for Danson or his show, which is a shame. Glover also missed out even though his show made the cut in ensemble. Instead, we get two new hits with two faces apiece: Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method) and Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), which I really need to watch past episode two, and Bill Hader (Barry) and Henry Winkler (Barry), both of whom took home Emmys this past year. Rounding out the list is Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), who has two cast members nominated in the actress race. All five of these men are nominated as part of their ensemble, which is really very rare. A great list of talents!

Who will win? It’s hard to know out of such a stacked list. My bet is that Shalhoub surprises.

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