Thursday, June 30, 2016

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

2016 Nomination Predictions
Fred Armisen "Saturday Night Live"
Louis C.K. "Portlandia"
Larry David "Saturday Night Live"
Peter MacNicol "Veep"
Tracy Morgan "Saturday Night Live"
Bradley Whitford "Transparent"

Other Contenders - Steve Buscemi "Portlandia", Bob Newhart "The Big Bang Theory", Sam Elliott "Grace & Frankie", Martin Mull "Veep", David Cross "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Jeff Goldblum "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Bill Murray "Angie Tribeca", David Hyde Pierce "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp", Judd Hirsch "The Big Bang Theory", Liam Neeson "Inside Amy Schumer", Ryan Gosling "Saturday Night Live", Peter Scolari "Girls", Will Ferrell "Drunk History", Stephen Merchant "The Big Bang Theory", Keegan-Michael Key "House of Lies"

Commentary - Larry David may finally win an acting Emmy for his turn on SNL, and I think Tracy Morgan will get in for his big comeback. Bradley Whitford won last year, and is back for more with his role on Transparent. I think these three feel safe, but in these guest categories, there is nothing even close to certainty. Fred Armisen is a favorite, as is Steve Buscemi, and both are great veterans. Finally, I never bet against Louis C.K. Horace & Pete might be too esoteric for the drama categories, but I think that his comedy fan club will get him in for Portlandia. Bob Newhart could be back for The Big Bang Theory, but I don't feel strong about this pick. Peter MacNicol used to be an Emmy favorite and is great on this season of Veep, but are they still in love with him? David Cross and Jeff Goldbum should and could be in the running, especially if voters really got into the second season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Sam Elliott missed out for Justified, and they owe him. Bill Murray just won last year, David Hyde Pierce has won so many of these things I've lost count, Judd Hirsch is a legend, and we should not discount Liam Neeson, Stephen Merchant, Ryan Gosling, Keegan-Michael Key, and Peter Scolari.

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