Bazing-oh-no! Jaws needed to be picked up off the floor this year when Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory“) missed out on an Emmy nomination for Best Comedy Actor. He was such an Emmy favorite that he actually won the race four out of the last five years. So how did it all go wrong for this Emmy powerhouse? (Watch the lively mash-up below).
This week on “The Gold Derby Show” (watch below) my sassy puppet accomplice Monty and I break down the two shock contenders that knocked Parsons out of the ring: Will Forte from “The Last Man on Earth” and Anthony Anderson from “Black-ish.” This is as I come to terms with a post-apocalyptic world where there are no surviving comedy actor winners.
We also feature excerpts from exclusive Gold Derby interviews with Forte and Anderson (watch them in their entirety in our contenders gallery). And we unpack the current Gold Derby odds for their races (see them here).
See their up-to-date Gold Derby odds for Best Comedy Actor, where Forte is in second place with 16/1 odds and Anderson stands in fifth place with odds of 50/1.
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Last year, our Experts had an accuracy rate of 58.62% when it came to predicting the Emmy winners. That score tied them with both Gold Derby’s Editors and the Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who did the best at predicting last year’s Emmys). Our Users scored 51.72% (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.)
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