Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Emmy Nominees: Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 2/7, picking only MacNicol and Sandler

Well, this is probably my worst category. SNL broke its own record, dominating with four nominations here for Adam Sandler (Saturday Night Live), Robert De Niro (Saturday Night Live), Matt Damon (Saturday Night Live), and John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live). I’ve only seen a bit of De Niro’s work, and I’ll look forward to seeing the comedians’ monologues and the actors’ political impressions. After his nomination was rescinded because he appeared in too many episodes a few years ago, Peter MacNicol (Veep) made the cut again. I thought they might do well, and it turns out that they both scored: Luke Kirby (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and Rufus Sewell (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), two actors who very memorably connected with Rachel Brosnahan’s title character this season.

Who should win? I’ve only seen three of these performances. I’d love to see Sewell, a consistent standout on “The Man in the High Castle,” honored.
Who will win? I’ll have to watch, but I think Sandler will win.

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