Sunday, June 26, 2022

Emmy Predictions 2022 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series?

From June 16-27, 2022, voting is taking place for The 74th 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 which performers will be nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.

Performers most likely to be nominated:
  1. Nathan Lane for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  2. Jason Sudeikis for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  3. John Mulaney for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  4. Kieran Culkin for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  5. Jerrod Carmichael for NBC's Saturday Night Live
Serious threats who could break through:
  1. Will Forte for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  2. James Caverly and Sting for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  3. Christopher McDonald and Devon Sawa for HBO's Hacks
  4. James Lance, Sam Richardson and Anthony Head for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso
  5. Alexander Skarsgård, Liam Neeson, George Wallace, Justin Bartha and Kevin Samuels for FX's Atlanta
  6. Taika Waititi and Donal Logue for FX's What We Do In the Shadows
  7. Robert Ray Wisdom and Miguel Sandoval for HBO's Barry
  8. LeRoy McClain for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  9. Bill Hader, Woody Harrelson, Albert Brooks, Vince Vaughn, Josh Gad, Dylan O'Brien and Seth Rogen for HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm
  10. Martin Short for AppleTV+'s Schmigadoon!
  11. Wes Studi, Garrett Hedlund, Bill Burr, Van Epperson, Gary Farmer, Kirk Fox and Bobby Lee for FX's Reservation Dogs
  12. Willie Garson and Ajay Mehta for HBO Max's And Just Like That
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. David Alan Grier, Lance Reddick, Caldwell Tidicue, Tommy Davidson, Michael Ealy, Kel Mitchell, Tahj Mowry and John Marshall Jones for HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show
  2. Ron Cephas Jones, Marty Krofft, Danny Trejo, Greg Cromer and Kevin Phan for FX's Better Things
  3. James Cromwell for HBO Max's Julia
  4. Matt Walsh for CBS' Ghosts
  5. Gideon Glick for HBO Max's The Other Two
  6. Jason Isaacs for Hulu's The Great
  7. Reid Scott and Fred Savage for AppleTV+'s The Afterparty
  8. Orlando Jones for ABC's Abbott Elementary
  9. Kofi Siriboe for HBO's Insecure
  10. Billy Eichner and Wiz Khalifa for AppleTV+'s Dickinson
  11. Eric Andre for HBO's The Righteous Gemstones
  12. Marc Evan Jackson and Craig Robinson for NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. George Clooney and Danny DeVito for HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  2. John Lithgow for CBS' Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  3. David Duchovny for Netflix's The Chair
  4. Richard E. Grant for Amazon's The Outlaws
  5. Forest Whitaker and Sean Astin for NBC's Young Rock
  6. Sharlto Copley for Netflix's Russian Doll
  7. Jonathan Groff for Hulu's Life & Beth
  8. Ben Sinclair and David Paymer for FXX's Dave
  9. Neil Flynn and Mario Cantone for Peacock's Girls5Eva
  10. Kumail Nanjiani, Conan O'Brien and Marshawn Lynch for Netflix's Murderville
  11. Ryan Phillippe and Jason Schwartzman for Showtime's I Love That for You
  12. Taylor Zakhar Perez for HBO Max's Minx

The nominations for The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, July 12.