Thursday, June 20, 2024

Emmy Predictions 2024 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series?

From June 13 to 24, 2024, voting is taking place for The 76th 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. Jeremy Allen White for FX's The Bear
  2. Martin Short for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  3. Larry David for HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm
  4. Steve Martin for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  5. Jharrel Jerome for Amazon's I'm a Virgo
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Matt Berry and Kayvan Novak for FX's What We Do In the Shadows
  2. Kelsey Grammer for Paramount+'s Frasier
  3. Theo James for Netflix's The Gentlemen
  4. D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai for FX's Reservation Dogs
  5. Michael Sheen and David Tennant for Amazon's Good Omens
  6. Patrick Brammall for Paramount+'s Colin From Accounts
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Danny McBride and John Goodman for HBO's The Righteous Gemstones
  2. Seth Rogen for AppleTV+'s Platonic
  3. Chris Messina for Peacock's Based on a True Story
  4. Sam Richardson for AppleTV+'s The Afterparty
  5. Iain Armitage for CBS' Young Sheldon
  6. Utkarsh Ambudkar for CBS' Ghosts
Colorful oddities that still have an outside chance:
  1. Rhys Darby and Taika Waititi for Max's Our Flag Means Death
  2. Anthony Mackie for Peacock's Twisted Metal
  3. John Goodman for ABC's The Conners
  4. Will Forte for Netflix's Bodkin
  5. Sebastian Maniscalco for Max's Bookie
  6. Stephen Merchant for Amazon's The Outlaws

The nominations for The 76th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Wednesday, July 17.