Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by three of the 2015 nominees for Best Comedy Actor. Don Cheadle is entering the “House of Lies” episode titled “It’s a Box Inside a Box.” Matt LeBlanc chooses the “Episodes” segment called “Episode 405.” William H. Macy selects the “Shameless” episode “A Night to Remem – Wait, What?.”
Showtime once again dominates nominations for the Best Comedy Actor category. The premium network had half of the field last year when it had six contenders. This year, the category has seven nominees, and all three of these same men return.
For Cheadle, this is his eighth career Emmy nomination without a win so far. He plays Marty Kaan, a deceitful business consultant who recently spent time in prison. His episode submission is the finale of the fourth season, and it is about “Marty on the verge of making K&A one of the biggest players in the business, if he can persuade his employees to stay. Meanwhile, Jeannie gives birth; Clyde, Doug and Kelsey await an offer; and Roscoe faces the consequences.”
LeBlanc has also yet to win at the Emmys, and this will be his seventh attempt. He plays a fictionalized and crazier version of himself, the former star of top show “Friends.” His selection is the fifth episode of the fourth season, in which “Morning shows Matt their sex tape from years ago because Matt has no memory of it. Matt accepts a lucrative offer to attend a dictator’s birthday party. Sean and Beverly reluctantly meet with Tim and the network to discuss a writing partnership. Carol discovers that Helen once slept with Merc.”
This is the 11th career Emmy nomination for Macy, who has won twice before in the movie/miniseries categories (acting and writing for “Door to Door,” 2003). He plays alcoholic, deadbeat father Frank Gallagher, a role which earned him a SAG Award earlier this year. On this fourth episode of the fifth season, “Frank tries to retrace his steps after an epic bender to find what he did with his six-figure insurance settlement; Gus admits he is falling in love with Fiona; Lip visits Amanda in Miami.”
Below, watch our recent contender video interview with LeBlanc.
We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps.
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