Sunday, May 17, 2020

First 2020 Emmy Nominations - Best Actor in a Comedy Series

First 2020 Predictions
Steve Carell "Space Force"
Don Cheadle "Black Monday" 
Ted Danson "The Good Place"
Larry David "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Michael Douglas "The Kominsky Method"
Eugene Levy "Schitt's Creek"

Other Contenders - Ramy Youssef "Ramy", Anthony Anderson "black-ish", Domhnall Gleeson "Run", Hugh Laurie "Avenue 5", Martin Freeman "Breeders", Ricky Gervais "After Life", Paul Rudd "Living With Yourself", Ben Platt "The Politician", Andy Samberg "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", William H. Macy "Shameless", Jim Carrey "Kidding", John Goodman "The Conners", Walton Goggins "The Unicorn", Ben Feldman "Superstore", Zack Galifianakis "Baskets", Eric McCormack "Will & Grace"

Commentary - I don't expect much movement here. We know there is one slot open, as Bill Hader is not eligible, so that will most likely go to Larry David, who always seems to find a spot when Curb Your Enthusiasm returns. But I think that Neflix's Space Force, if it ends up being as good as it looks, is going to be a big contender, and I think voters are going to make a slot for Steve Carell. I hate to say it, but it looks like Anthony Anderson is the weakest link. His show finally fell out of Comedy Series, and is now entering its later years, where shows start to fade, even though he had another great season. Ramy Youssef won the Golden Globe, and he could replace, say, a Don Cheadle, if there is enough love for his small show. But I don't bet against Don Cheadle with these voters. Domhnall Gleeson, Hugh Laurie, and Martin Freeman all had buzzed projects. I would also look out for Platt, Rudd, Gervais, Goodman, Carrey, Feldman, McCormack, Gogins, and Galifianakis. 

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