Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Emmy Predictions 2022 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Lead 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 Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

Performers most likely to be nominated:
  1. Jason Sudeikis for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso
  2. Bill Hader for HBO's Barry
  3. Steve Martin for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  4. Martin Short for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  5. Donald Glover for FX's Atlanta
  6. Anthony Anderson for ABC's Black-ish
Serious threats who could break through:
  1. Nicholas Hoult for Hulu's The Great
  2. Larry David for HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm
  3. Kayvan Novak and Matt Berry for FX's What We Do In the Shadows
  4. Don Cheadle for Showtime's Black Monday
  5. Sam Richardson for AppleTV+'s The Afterparty
  6. Jeremy Renner for Disney+'s Hawkeye
  7. Jake Johnson for HBO Max's Minx
  8. Ricky Gervais for Netflix's After Life
  9. Rhys Darby for HBO Max's Our Flag Means Death
  10. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka for Netflix's Cobra Kai
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. John Cena for HBO Max's Peacemaker
  2. Dave Burd for FXX's Dave
  3. Keegan-Michael Key for AppleTV+'s Schmigadoon!
  4. Utkarsh Ambudkar for CBS' Ghosts
  5. John Goodman for ABC's The Conners
  6. D'Pharoah Woon-A-Tai for FX's Reservation Dogs
  7. Andy Samberg for NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  8. Danny McBridge and John Goodman for HBO's The Righteous Gemstones
  9. Drew Tarver for HBO Max's The Other Two
  10. Stephen Merchant and Christopher Walken for Amazon's The Outlaws
  11. Diedrich Bader for FX's Better Things
Colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Kenan Thompson for NBC's Kenan
  2. Mike Myers for Netflix's The Pentaverate
  3. Ted Danson for NBC's Mr. Mayor
  4. Greg Kinnear for Starz's Shining Vale
  5. Robbie Amell for Amazon's Upload
  6. Will Arnett for Netflix's Murderville
  7. Mark Indelicato for Amazon's With Love
  8. Will Forte for Peacock's MacGruber
  9. Steve Carell for Netflix's Space Force
  10. Craig Robinson for Peacock's Killing It
  11. Josh Gad for Peacock's Wolf Like Me
  12. Joseph Gordon-Levitt for AppleTV+'s Mr. Corman

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