Sunday, January 31, 2021

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), Andrew Scott (Fleabag), Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

None of last year’s nominees are eligible this time, paving the way for an all-new field. Yes, four nominees from 2017 are actually eligible - Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), William H. Macy (Shameless), and Sean Hayes (Will and Grace) – but I wouldn’t expect any of them to show up. Instead, look for both Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek) and Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) after their show earned other nominations last year. Ramy Youssef (Ramy) and Mahershala Ali (Ramy) are also possible, but I’m not sure if SAG voters will embrace the show. Matt Barry (What We Do in the Shadows) or Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) might earn bids, but I’d look instead at new series stars like Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) or Nicholas Hoult (The Great). It may also be time for eighteen-time Emmy nominee Ted Danson (The Good Place) to earn his first-ever SAG bid for the final four episodes of his show that aired in 2020.

Current predictions:
Nicholas Hoult (The Great)
Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek)
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Ramy Youssef (Ramy)

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