Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2012 Emmy Contenders: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

2012 Contenders
Ty Burrell "Modern Family"
Eric Stonestreet "Modern Family"
Ed O'Neill "Modern Family"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson "Modern Family"
Chris Colfer "Glee"
Nick Offerman "Parks & Recreation"
Max Greenfield "New Girl"
James Spader "The Office"
Neil Patrick Harris "How I Met Your Mother"
Tony Hale "Veep"
Simon Helberg "The Big Bang Theory"
Kunal Nayyar "The Big Bang Theory"
Bill Hader "SNL"
Fred Armisen "SNL"
Jack Johnson "New Girl"
John Benjamin Hickey "The Big C"
Oliver Platt "The Big C"
Jack McBrayer "30 Rock"
Tracy Morgan "30 Rock"
Nolan Gould "Modern Family"
Rico Rodriguez "Modern Family"
Donald Glover "Community"
Chevy Chase "Community"
Zach Galifianakis "Bored to Death"
Rainn Wilson "The Office"
John Krasinski "The Office"
Charlie Day "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
Aziz Ansari "Community"
Damon Wayans Jr. "Happy Endings"
Adam Patty "Happy Endings"
James Van der Beek "Don't Trust the B---- In Apartment 23"
Jeremy Piven "Entourage"
Kevin Dillon "Entourage"
Jeff Garlin "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Danny Pudi "Community"
Garret Dillahunt "Raising Hope"
Commentary - Well, the Modern Family boys strike again, and unless something strange happens, I forsee all four male leads getting in once again. Out of the four, I think Burrell is probably the best chance for a repeat win, although it might be time for Ed O'Neill to finally win an Emmy. This leads two spots for a plethora of contenders. Jon Cryer has moved to lead, but Chris Colfer is still certaintly a possibiltiy, although his failure to get a SAG nod this year, and the general decline of quality for Glee hurts his chances. Newcomer Max Greenfield made a splash on New Girl this year, and is just the sort of over-the-top comedic performance that Emmy voters have gone for in this category in the past. Nick Offerman is also a great possibility, especially with Parks recent renewal and recent Emmy rise. James Spader does not, I repeat, does not deserve another Emmy nod for The Office, but the Television Academy is a sucker for Spader, and he is definitely a possibility for a nod, and hell he could win again. Last year, Neil Patrick Harris was surprisingly excluded from the nomination list, and if the Emmys stick with tradition, he probably won't be back. Once they jump off a train, they don't tend to hop back on it. The Big Bang Theory sidekicks could reap their first nods as the Emmys have finally started to recognize the brilliance of that show. Finally, I say watch out for Tony Hale on Veep. That show has the potential to hit it big with nominations, and he is the best possibility for a nod outside of JLD. Beyond that there are a lot of names, but to be honest I don't think many of them are even on the radar.

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