Saturday, July 10, 2021

Emmy Predictions: Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Tuesday, July 13th. As always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Adam Driver, Luke Kirby, Eddie Murphy, Dev Patel, Brad Pitt, Fred Willard

The competition: It’s worth first looking at past nominees in this category to see if they’re eligible in any capacity. While Adam Driver (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) is on the ballot, it’s worth noting that this category has very sparingly rewarded variety performers from a show other than “Saturday Night Live,” with “Portlandia” and “Inside Amy Schumer” as the only recent examples. It’s best instead to look to that series and start with past nominees and winners. Just from that, we have Alec Baldwin (Saturday Night Live), Dave Chappelle (Saturday Night Live), John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live). Then there are comedy legends like Jim Carrey (Saturday Night Live) and Chris Rock (Saturday Night Live), and stars with other major projects, like Dan Levy (Saturday Night Live), Daniel Kaluuya (Saturday Night Live), and RegĂ©-Jean Page (Saturday Night Live). Another past Emmy nominee, now classified as a guest for his show’s long-delayed return, is Aziz Ansari (Master of None), and there are also familiar Emmy players like Louie Anderson (Search Party), Michael Angarano (Pen15), Beau Bridges (Mr. Mayor), and Joe Morton (The Politician) contending for new roles. Older voters might go all in for Morgan Freeman (The Kominsky Method) or Barry Levinson (The Kominsky Method). Other roles could help Stephen Colbert (Girls5eva), Harvey Guillen (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist), and Bowen Yang (Girls5eva) net a nomination here. There’s also Anthony Head (Ted Lasso), who benefits from being the only major male guest on an ultra-popular show.

The predicted nominees: Chappelle, Head, Page, Levy, Rock

The predicted winner: I think this goes to Rock.

Next up: Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

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