Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Emmy Predictions 2021 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Lead 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 Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

For Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, 56 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. Jason Sudeikis for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso
  2. Michael Douglas for Netflix's The Kominsky Method
  3. Anthony Anderson for ABC's Black-ish
  4. Kenan Thompson for NBC's Kenan
  5. Ted Danson for NBC's Mr. Mayor
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka for Netflix's Cobra Kai
  2. Rob McElhenney for AppleTV+'s Mythic Quest
  3. William H. Macy for Showtime's Shameless
  4. John Goodman for ABC's The Conners
  5. Topher Grace for ABC's Home Economics
  6. Ed Helms for Peacock's Rutherford Falls
  7. Mike Epps for Netflix's The Upshaws
  8. Lamorne Morris for Hulu's Woke
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Alan Tudyk for Syfy's Resident Alien
  2. Josh Thomas for Freeform's Everything's Gonna Be Okay
  3. Ryan O'Connell for Netflix's Special
  4. Glenn Howerton for Peacock's A.P. Bio
  5. John C. Reilly, Fred Armisen and Tim Heidecker for Showtime's Moonbase 8
  6. Michael Cimino for Hulu's Love, Victor
  7. Ben Feldman for NBC's Superstore
  8. Martin Freeman for FX's Breeders
  9. Michael Che for HBO Max's That Damn Michael Che
Colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Tim Allen for FOX's Last Man Standing
  2. Ben Platt for Netflix's The Politician
  3. Billy Gardell for CBS' Bob Hearts Abishola
  4. Joseph Lee Anderson for NBC's Young Rock
  5. Thomas Middleditch for CBS' B Positive
  6. Iain Armitage for CBS' Young Sheldon
  7. Cheyenne Jackson for FOX's Call Me Kat
  8. Kevin James for Netflix's The Crew
  9. Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young for CBS' United States of Al

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