Sunday, June 30, 2013

Emmy Nomination Preview 2013 - Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

        Sunday, June 30 - Earlier this month, the ballots were released for the contenders for the upcoming 2013 Emmy Awards. With nominations being announced on the morning of July 18, I'm going through all of the major categories and analyzing which performers are most likely to make the nomination list.

Nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards
        Will Arnett, 30 Rock
        Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
        Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
        Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
        Jon Hamm, 30 Rock
        Greg Kinnear, Modern Family

        This category was frustratingly difficult for me to pick because there are so many big names who are did memorable and well-received guest arcs on comedies last season. I feel pretty confident that Saturday Night Live hosts Justin Timberlake and Louis C.K. are locks as is Bob Newhart for The Big Bang Theory. The final three spots could go any which way. I finally just decided to throw three names there to get this piece posted. I'm not sure on anyone's odds in this category and yet that is exactly what makes it so excited and the biggest race to keep an eye on. So with all that said, here is how I think the chips will fall this year.

NOTE: These rankings are how likely I think people are to be nominated NOT who is likely to win in September.

* = My Top 6 performers - the ones I would vote for if I had a ballot.

LIKELY TO BE NOMINATED

1. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

2. LOUIS C.K., SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE *

3. BOB NEWHART, THE BIG BANG THEORY *

4. PATRICK WILSON, GIRLS *

5. WILL ARNETT, 30 ROCK

6. BOBBY CANNAVALE, NURSE JACKIE

MAJOR UPSET CONTENDERS

7. MATT DAMON, HOUSE OF LIES

8. MATTHEW BRODERICK and NATHAN LANE, MODERN FAMILY

9. DAVID LYNCH *, F. MURRAY ABRAHAM and ROBIN WILLIAMS, LOUIE

10. ROB REINER *, DENNIS FARINA and DAVID WALTON, NEW GIRL

11. MARTIN SHORT and BRUNO MARS, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

12. RON HOWARD, HENRY WINKLER, BEN STILLER and SETH ROGEN, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

13. STEVE BUSCEMI and JAMES MARSDEN, 30 ROCK

14. PATTON OSWALT *, JONATHAN BANKS and JON GLASER, PARKS AND RECREATION

15. MORRIS CHESTNUT and JOHN CULLUM, NURSE JACKIE

HONORABLE MENTIONS

DERMOT MULRONEY, ENLIGHTENED

ROBIN WILLIAMS, WILFRED

CHRIS O'DOWD, GIRLS

MIKE O'MALLEY, GLEE

SETH ROGEN, THE MINDY PROJECT



Previous Emmy Previews:
        Guest Drama Actress
        Guest Drama Actor
        Supporting Miniseries Actress
        Supporting Miniseries Actor
        Supporting Comedy Actress
        Supporting Comedy Actor
        Supporting Drama Actress
        Supporting Drama Actor

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