Wednesday, March 31, 2021

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Male Actor in a Comedy Series

The competition: Nicholas Hoult’s gloating monarch (The Great), Dan Levy’s small business owner (Schitt’s Creek), Eugene Levy’s motel manager (Schitt’s Creek), Jason Sudeikis’ giddy coach (Ted Lasso), and Ramy Youssef’s aspiring religious example (Ramy).

For your information: This list is entirely new. Both Levys were nominated last year as part of their ensembles, but otherwise, this is the first SAG mention for all five of these men. Both Levys won Emmys this fall, and Sudeikis and Youssef are the two most recent Golden Globe winners. Two nominees from one show is a very frequent occurrence, but only twice in the history of this category has it led to one of those men winning – David Hyde Pierce in 1995 and Robert Downey Jr. in 2000. Supporting actors have won this prize seven times in twenty-six years. All but Youssef are also nominated as part of their ensembles.

Who should win? I think Sudeikis is terrific but nothing compares for me to Hoult.

Who will win? I think this is a relatively easy win for Sudeikis given the likelihood of the Levys cancelling each other out.

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