Tuesday, December 10, 2019

SAG Predictions: Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Last year’s nominees: Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method), Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method), Bill Hader (Barry), Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Henry Winkler (Barry)

All five of last year’s nominees are eligible again this year, and there’s not much reason to suspect that they won’t be back. Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) triumphed here last year, and the late premiere of his show wasn’t a problem last year, so it shouldn’t be this time. Bill Hader (Barry) and Henry Winkler (Barry) enjoyed a well-received second season, and the same is true for Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method) and Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method). SAG doesn’t tend to embrace new shows right away, with the two series just mentioned as the exceptions, and so it’s unlikely that, say, Ben Platt (The Politician), Paul Rudd (Living with Yourself), or Don Cheadle (Black Monday) will make the cut. It’s likelier that Ted Danson (The Good Place) will finally get nominated, or the popular Emmy-snubbed supporting actor Andrew Scott (Fleabag) will make the cut instead. I’m going to predict the same exact lineup as last year.

Current predictions:
Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Henry Winkler (Barry)

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