Friday, May 27, 2011

Emmy Contenders: Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Possible Contenders
Steve Carrell "The Office"
Alec Baldwin "30 Rock"
Joel McHale "Community"
Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory"
Matt LeBlanc "Episodes"
Matthew Morrison "Glee"
Danny McBride "Eastbound & Down"
Matthew Perry "Mr. Sunshine"
Louis CK "Louie"
Johnny Galecki "The Big Bang Theory"
David Duchovny "Californication"
Rob Lowe "Parks & Recreation"
Zachary Levi "Chuck"
Jason Schwartzman "Bored to Death"
Kevin Connelly "Entourage"
Josh Radnor "How I Met Your Mother"
Billy Gardell "Mike & Molly"
Thomas Jane "Hung"
Neil Flynn "The Middle"
Lucas Neff "Raising Hope"
Charlie Sheen "Two and a Half Men"
William Shatner "$#!+ My Dad Says"
Despite this long long list of potential contenders, this really is a weak category. Some of the old favorites such as Jim Parsons, Steve Carrell, and Alec Baldwin will return, and are still the top contenders for the prize, especially Carrell who hopefully will win his elusive Emmy. From those three on it is anyone's guess. Matthew Perry should have been a shoo-in, but Mr. Sunshine was a bomb, although is former Friends co-star Matt Leblanc will probably get in for Episodes. Joel McHale finally has a decent shot for Community, as does Rob Lowe for Parks & Recreation. Normally Matthew Morrison would not get in, despite the fact he is good, because his role is not showy or comedic enough. But the Academy loves Glee, and this category is so weak, so I think he will get his second Emmy nod. Finally, don't forget about Zachary Levi and Danny McBride who could surprise many and take the sixth spot.

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