Sunday, June 25, 2023

Emmy Predictions 2023 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series?

From June 15 to 26, 2023, voting is taking place for The 75th 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. Dave Chappelle for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  2. Nathan Lane for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  3. Steve Martin & Martin Short for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  4. Luke Kirby for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  5. Leslie Odom Jr. for ABC's Abbott Elementary
  6. Pedro Pascal for NBC's Saturday Night Live
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Sam Richardson, Maximillian Osinski and Matteo Van Der Grijn for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso
  2. Nick Nolte, Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tim Meadows, Lil Rel Howery, Simon Helberg, David Castañeda, Ron Perlman, Tim Blake Nelson, Colton Ryan and Brandon Michael Hall for Peacock's Poker Face
  3. Austin Butler, Michael B. Jordan, Brendan Gleeson, Travis Kelce and Miles Teller for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  4. Hank Azaria for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  5. Oliver Platt, Jon Bernthal and Joel McHale for FX's The Bear
  6. Brad Pitt for FXX's Dave
  7. Luis Guzmán and Fred Armisen for Netflix's Wednesday
  8. Bobby Cannavale and Ray Romano for Peacock's Bupkis
  9. James Caverly for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  10. Nick Kroll and Anthony Atamanuik for FX's What We Do In the Shadows
  11. Colman Domingo, Sam Richardson, Kel Mitchell, Omarion and Leonard Robinson for HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Martin Short for AppleTV+'s Schmigadoon!
  2. Nick Offerman for Amazon's A League of Their Own
  3. Guillermo del Toro, Fred Armisen, Nate Corddry and Patrick Fischler for HBO's Barry
  4. Zahn McClarnon and Marc Maron for FX's Reservation Dogs
  5. Garret Dillahunt for Netflix's Dead to Me
  6. James Marsden for Starz's Party Down
  7. Jack Black, Josh Gad, Richard Kind, Ronny Chieng and Johnny Knoxville for Hulu's History of the World, Part II
  8. Adam Scott for AppleTV+'s Loot
  9. Neil Flynn for AppleTV+'s Shrinking
  10. Lukas Gage for Max's The Other Two
  11. Mark Ruffalo, Charlie Cox and Benedict Wong for Disney+'s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Colorful oddities that still have an outside chance:
  1. Brian Cox and Kumail Nanjiani for HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  2. Jesse Williams for Paramount+'s Inside Amy Schumer
  3. Matt Walsh and Mathew Baynton for CBS' Ghosts
  4. Joe Manganiello for AppleTV+'s Mythic Quest
  5. Ben Sinclair, Luis Guzmán, Michael Hitchcock and Parvesh Cheena for Peacock's The Resort
  6. Topher Grace, Wilmer Valderrama, Tommy Chong and Don Stark for Netflix's That '90s Show
  7. Paul Walter Hauser for Netflix's Cobra Kai
  8. Kyle MacLachlan for AMC's Lucky Hank
  9. Pete Holmes for NBC's Night Court
  10. Neil Patrick Harris for Hulu's How I Met Your Father

The nominations for The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Wednesday, July 12.