Sunday, June 27, 2021

Emmy Predictions 2021 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series?

From June 17-28, 2021, voting is taking place for The 73rd 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, these are my predictions for who will be nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

For Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, 72 actors were submitted for consideration. That will result in five nominees in this category when the nominations are announced on Tuesday, July 13.

Actors most likely to be nominated:
  1. Dave Chappelle for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  2. Dan Levy for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  3. John Mulaney for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  4. Anthony Head for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso
  5. Aziz Ansari for Netflix's Master of None
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Alec Baldwin, Jim Carrey, Chris Rock, Regé-Jean Page and Daniel Kaluuya for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  2. Adam Driver for HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  3. Morgan Freeman for Netflix's The Kominsky Method
  4. William Hurt and Josh Brener for AppleTV+'s Mythic Quest
  5. Bowen Yang, Stephen Colbert, John Slattery, Andrew Rannells, Dean Winters and Jeremiah Richard Craft for Peacock's Girls5Eva
  6. Jesse Williams, Omarion, Affion Crockett, Laz Alonso and Tone Bell for HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Ritchie Coster and Alberto Frezza for HBO Max's The Flight Attendant
  2. Nat Faxon for ABC's The Conners
  3. Louie Anderson for HBO Max's Search Party
  4. Beau Bridges for NBC's Mr. Mayor
  5. Billy Porter for HBO Max's That Damn Michael Che
  6. Harvey Guillén for NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
  7. Michael Angarano for Hulu's PEN15
  8. Yuji Okumoto for Netflix's Cobra Kai
Colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Joe Morton and Teddy Sears for Netflix's The Politician
  2. Fred Armisen for Hulu's Shrill
  3. Nick Kroll and Wiz Khalifa for AppleTV+'s Dickinson
  4. Ajay Mehta for Netflix's Special
  5. Paul F. Tompkins for Peacock's Rutherford Falls
  6. Mekhi Phifer for Hulu's Love, Victor
  7. Mark-Paul Gosselaar for Peacock's Saved by the Bell

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