Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Emmy Predictions 2023 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Lead 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 Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

Performers most likely to be nominated:
  1. Jason Sudeikis for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso
  2. Jeremy Allen White for FX's The Bear
  3. Bill Hader for HBO's Barry
  4. Steve Martin for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  5. Martin Short for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  6. Jason Segel for AppleTV+'s Shrinking
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Donald Glover for FX's Atlanta
  2. Nicholas Hoult for Hulu's The Great
  3. Matt Berry and Kayvan Novak for FX's What We Do In the Shadows
  4. Adam Scott for Starz's Party Down
  5. Bob Odenkirk for AMC's Lucky Hank
  6. Sylvester Stallone for Paramount+'s Tulsa King
  7. Ramy Youssef for Hulu's Ramy
  8. Mohammed Amer for Netflix's Mo
  9. Dave Burd for FXX's Dave
  10. Pete Davidson for Peacock's Bupkis
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai for FX's Reservation Dogs
  2. Nathan Fielder for HBO's The Rehearsal
  3. Chris O'Dowd for AppleTV+'s The Big Door Prize
  4. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka for Netflix's Cobra Kai
  5. Keegan-Michael Key for AppleTV+'s Schmigadoon!
  6. Drew Tarver for Max's The Other Two
  7. Billy Crudup for AppleTV+'s Hello Tomorrow!
  8. Christoph Waltz for Amazon's The Consultant
  9. Arnold Schwarzenegger for Netflix's FUBAR
  10. James Corden for Amazon's Mammals
  11. William Jackson Harper for Peacock's The Resort
  12. Delroy Lindo for Hulu's UnPrisoned
Colorful oddities that still have an outside chance:
  1. Rob McElhenney for AppleTV+'s Mythic Quest
  2. Neil Patrick Harris for Netflix's Uncoupled
  3. John Goodman for ABC's The Conners
  4. Utkarsh Ambudkar for CBS' Ghosts
  5. Chris Estrada for Hulu's This Fool
  6. Kurtwood Smith for Netflix's That '90s Show
  7. George Lopez for NBC's Lopez vs. Lopez
  8. Joel McHale for FOX's Animal Control
  9. Ben Wang for Disney+'s American Born Chinese
  10. Mike Epps for Netflix's The Upshaws
  11. Garret Dillahunt for Freevee's Sprung
  12. Rob Lowe for Netflix's Unstable

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