Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Emmy Nominees: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 4/6, missing Danson and Levy

Here’s where we get the first true shock of the day - Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek) nominated along with his costar and series for the fifth season of a show everyone has been praising since it started. I’ve never seen it, and I don’t know what clued voters in to watch it now, but I like Levy. I was also wrong about Ted Danson (The Good Place) missing the cut, though I wish he wasn’t the only member of his cast here since they’re all so great (including nominations announcer D’Arcy Carden). Last year’s winner Bill Hader (Barry) is back, accompanied by many costars. Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), whose show missed out on the top category, managed to get in here, edging out the likes of Jim Carrey. This year’s freshman nominees are Don Cheadle (Black Monday) and Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), whose show did not perform nearly as well as everyone expected. I don’t think anyone is sad that William H. Macy isn’t here, but I thought he’d be back again.

Who should win? I haven’t seen Levy’s work or Anderson’s this season, but I’m fine with any of them since I like all the shows and performances.
Who will win? It’s possible that Hader repeats, but Douglas is still probably the smart choice.

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