By canvassing experts, editors and users, Gold Derby has determined that there are 10 men still in contention to reap bids for Best Comedy Supporting Actor this year. Only six will make the final cut when Emmy nominations are unveiled on July 18.
Those men with odds to win of better than 100/1 from any group in our poll — our Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users, and Overall Users — are profiled below.
Will “Modern Family” continue its dominance by taking four of the six slots and by winning the category, which it has done the past three consecutive years?
Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”) has prevailed in this category in 2010 and 2012. He is favored to win yet another at 14/5 odds, claiming the support of seven Experts, two Editors (Darrin Dortch, David Schnelwar), four of our Top 24 Users, and 26% of Overall Users. Those Experts are Robert Bianco (USA Today), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), John Kubicek (Buddy TV), Steve Pond (The Wrap), Lynette Rice (Entertainment Weekly), Matt Roush (Entertainment Weekly), and Sasha Stone (Awards Daily).
Right behind in second place at 3/1 is his co-star Ty Burrell, the 2011 champ in this category. He has the votes of five Experts, one Editor (Daniel Montgomery), six of the Top 24 Users, and 22% of Overall Users. Experts backing him are Debra Birnbaum (TV Guide), Mike Cidoni (Associated Press), Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Daniel Manu (TV Without Pity), and Glenn Whipp (L.A. Times).
Will Arnett (“Arrested Development“) was nominated in this category in 2006 and could make a comeback for the relaunch of the show. He is in the third spot at 6/1 with a vote from one Expert (Tom O’Neil, Gold Derby), four Editors (Chris Beachum, Marcus Dixon, Rob Licuria, and Matt Noble), three of our Top 24 Users, and 11% of Overall Users.
Ed O’Neill (“Modern Family”) has been nominated the past two seasons and holds down the fourth position at 10/1. He is the pick of one Expert (Ken Tucker, Entertainment Weekly), one of the Top 24 Users, and 8% of Overall Users.
The final position is held by Jeffrey Tambor at 16/1, who has a vote from Expert Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and 6% of Overall Users. He was nominated for this role on “Arrested Development” in 2004 and 2005 and contended in this category four times for “The Larry Sanders Show.”
No other man has better than 100/1 odds. An impressive list of previous nominees are predicted to be left out: Chris Colfer (“Glee“), Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother“), Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock“), and Rainn Wilson (“The Office“). And, among those others expected to be snubbed are Michael Cera and David Cross (“Arrested Development”), Tony Hale (“Veep“), Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari (“Parks and Recreation“), and Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen (“Saturday Night Live”).
Who do you think will win? Make your picks below.