Saturday, September 3, 2016

2016 Emmy Predictions: Best Guest Actor and Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Will Win - Larry David "Saturday Night Live"

Could Win - Tracy Morgan "Saturday Night Live", Bradley Whitford "Transparent", or Martin Mull "Veep"

Should Win - Tracy Morgan "Saturday Night Live"

Commentary -  Did you know that two-time Emmy winner Larry David has never won an acting Emmy? That's right, five nominations for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Curb Your Enthusiasm, and not one win. His two Emmys came twenty years ago for writing and producing Seinfeld. Well I think that after all these years, Larry David is about to win his first acting Emmy for his critically acclaimed hosting of Saturday Night Live. Tracy Morgan, my personal favorite, had a triumphant return and has a lot of support, Bradley Whitford won for this role last year for Transparent, and Veep is so popular, don't discount veteran Martin Mull. But this is David's to lose, and I don't think he will.

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Will Win - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler "Saturday Night Live"

Could Win - Melora Hardin "Transparent", Amy Schumer "Saturday Night Live" or Melissa McCarthy "Saturday Night Live"

Should Win -. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler "Saturday Night Live"

Commentary -    If episodes still matter, then it is the surprise nominee Melora Hardin for Transparent that easily takes this prize. But as more people can vote, I expect more populists choices, like the plethora of SNL hosts to win instead. Schumer was great, particularly her opening monologue, but I wonder if her star power is as strong this year. Melissa McCarthy has been nominated several times for SNL, but has yet to win. This wasn't her best episode, but she is a beloved star. I think that this goes to the history-making duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Poehler has never won an Emmy, something that I'm sure is being pushed by the producers, and this duo is simply beloved by this industry. It's not a slam dunk, but I think that history will be made.

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