Monday, July 4, 2016

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

2016 Nomination Predictions
Andre Braugher "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
Tituss Burgess "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Ty Burrell "Modern Family"
Adam Driver "Girls"
Tony Hale "Veep"
Keegan-Michael Key "Key and Peele"

Other Contenders - Louie Anderson "Baskets", Hugh Laurie "Veep", Timothy Simons "Veep", T.J. Miller "Silicon Valley", Matt Walsh "Veep", Reid Scott "Veep", Gary Cole "Veep", Kevin Dunn "Veep", Malcolm McDowell "Mozart in the Jungle", Jordan Peele "Key and Peele", Jay Duplass "Transparent", Jesse Tyler Ferguson "Modern Family", Eric Stonestreet "Modern Family", Ed O'Neill "Modern Family", Sam Elliott "The Ranch", Laurence Fishburne "black-ish", Noah Galvin "The Real O'Neals", Martin Sheen "Grace and Frankie", Sam Waterston "Grace and Frankie", Jay Pharoah "Saturday Night Live", Taran Killam "Saturday Night Live", Keenan Thompson "Saturday Night Live", Bobby Monynihan "Saturday Night Live", Jaime Camill "Jane the Virgin", Colin Hanks "Life in Pieces", James Brolin "Life in Pieces", Thomas Sadoski "Life in Pieces", Paul Rudd "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp", Bradley Cooper "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp", Jon Hamm "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp", David Alan Grier "The Carmichael Show", Mark Duplass "Togetherness"

Commentary - So the same six guys from last year are back, and I have no reason to not predict them again. The Veep guys had a great season, particularly Timothy Simons, but so far none other than Tony Hale have managed a nomination (Gary Cole did get in as Guest, but not in this category). Louie Anderson is the type of role that Emmy voters eat up, but how big is Baskets? Did Emmy voters actually take the time to watch it? (I personally couldn't get through it). T.J. Miller keeps getting predicted by a lot of folks, but he has yet to get in despite clear love for Silicon Valley. Jay Duplass could benefit from continued love for Transparent, the other Modern Family guys are just sitting there waiting, and the duo of Grace & Frankie might be hard to pass up (although they already have once). Then there the outliers. There is Sam Elliot who was the best part of The Ranch, the other half of Key & Peele, the newcomer Noah Galvin (who probably cost himself some votes with his recent rants), Jaime Camill, Laurence Fishburne, David Alan Grier, and the guys from SNL, WHAS, and Life in Pieces.

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