Monday, June 17, 2019

Emmy Predictions 2019 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series?

From June 10 to June 24, 2019, voting is taking place for The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. As such, it's fun to look at which actors and shows have the best chances of actually being nominated this year. So, here is how I see the race for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

2018 Nominees:
        Louie Anderson for FX's Baskets
        Alec Baldwin for NBC's Saturday Night Live
        Tituss Burgess for Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
        Brian Tyree Henry for FX's Atlanta
        Tony Shalhoub for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
        Kenan Thompson for NBC's Saturday Night Live
        Henry Winkler for HBO's Barry (WINNER)

The comedy races are going to be much more difficult to predict than their drama counterparts. There isn't as much turnover in the races this year in addition to some major new shows that could disrupt the fields. It may mean some perennial favorites are kicked out of this specific category. Can Tituss Burgess make it in for the final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt? Will Saturday Night Live still have a presence at all? Can we continue to expect multiple nominees from Veep for its final year? Or should we be expecting Barry or The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to offer even more strength in this category? These are all very important questions to ask. At this moment, former winners Henry Winkler and Tony Hale seem locked to return, as does Alan Arkin from The Kominsky Method. After that, the race becomes much more unpredictable. Some returning hits could continue to dominate. Or this could be a space that sees significant inclusions from The Good Place, Fleabag, Russian Doll, GLOW and many more.

So now, here are the actors most likely to be nominated:
  1. Henry Winkler for HBO's Barry
  2. Alan Arkin for Netflix's The Kominsky Method
  3. Tony Hale for HBO's Veep
  4. Matt Walsh for HBO's Veep
  5. Tony Shalhoub for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  6. Kenan Thompson for NBC's Saturday Night Live
Next are some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Stephen Root and Anthony Carrigan for HBO's Barry
  2. William Jackson Harper and Manny Jacinto for NBC's The Good Place
  3. Tituss Burgess for Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  4. Hugh Laurie, Timothy Simons, Sam Richardson, Kevin Dunn and Reid Scott for HBO's Veep
  5. Alec Baldwin, Mikey Day, Beck Bennett, Pete Davidson, Alex Moffat and Kyle Mooney for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  6. Andrew Scott, Brett Gelman and Bill Paterson for Amazon's Fleabag
  7. Marc Maron and Chris Lowell for Netflix's GLOW
  8. Sean Hayes for NBC's Will & Grace
  9. Charlie Barnett for Netflix's Russian Doll
  10. Andrew Rannells and Paul Scheer for Showtime's Black Monday
  11. Daniel Levy, Noah Reid and Dustin Milligan for Pop's Schitt's Creek
  12. Kevin Pollak, Zachary Levi and Michael Zegen for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  13. Frank Langella and Justin Kirk for Showtime's Kidding
  14. Jay Ellis, Kendrick Sampson and Y'Lan Noel for HBO's Insecure
  15. Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ed O'Neill for ABC's Modern Family
Here are some considerable long-shots:
  1. Andre Braugher, Terry Crews and Joe Lo Truglio for NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  2. Harvey Guillén and Mark Proksch for FX's What We Do In the Shadows
  3. Ed Asner and James Marsden for Netflix's Dead to Me
  4. Tim Robinson for Netflix's I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
  5. Laurence Fishburne, Deon Cole and Marcus Scribner for ABC's Black-ish
  6. Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston for Netflix's Grace and Frankie
  7. J.K. Simmons for IFC's Brockmire
  8. Ken Marino and Case Walker for Comedy Central's The Other Two
  9. Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross and Jeffrey Tambor for Netflix's Arrested Development
  10. Melvin Gregg for Netflix's American Vandal
  11. Todd Grinnell, Stephen Tobolowsky and Marcel Ruiz for Netflix's One Day at a Time
  12. Jaime Camil, Justin Baldoni and Brett Dier for The CW's Jane the Virgin
  13. Skylar Astin, Scott Michael Foster and Vincent Rodriguez III for The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  14. John Cameron Mitchell for Hulu's Shrill
  15. Sam Elliott for Netflix's The Ranch
And finally, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Fred Armisen for IFC's Documentary Now!
  2. Desmin Borges for FXX's You're the Worst
  3. Ray Romano for Epix's Get Shorty
  4. David Bradley for Netflix's After Life
  5. Micah Fowler and Cedric Yarbrough for ABC's Speechless
  6. Wallace Shawn for CBS' Young Sheldon
  7. Derek Wilson and Haley Joel Osment for Hulu's Future Man
  8. Ser Anzoategui for Starz's Vida
  9. Martin Kove for YouTube Premium's Cobra Kai
  10. Tyler Posey and Beau Mirchoff for Starz's Now Apocalypse

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Let me know in the comments below!