EMMY AWARDS NOMINATIONS : Comedy Guest Actor

 
The Contenders

Alan Alda
(The Big C)

Billy Baldwin
(30 Rock)

Bobby Cannavale
(Nurse Jack..)

Carl Reiner
(Hot in Cle..)

Carl Reiner
(Parks and ..)

Chris ODowd
(Girls)

Chris Rock
(Louie)

Dane Cook
(Louie)

David Cross
(Modern Fam..)

Dermot Mulroney
(New Girl)

Don Rickles
(Hot in Cle..)

Doug Stanhope
(Louie)

Edward Asner
(Hot in Cle..)

Edward Asner
(The Middle)

Greg Kinnear
(Modern Fam..)

Hugh Dancy
(The Big C)

James Marsden
(30 Rock)

Jason Lee
(Up All Nig..)

Jim Carrey
(30 Rock)

Jim Parsons
(iCarly)

Jimmy Fallon
(Saturday N..)

John Cleese
(Whitney)

John Goodman
(Community)

John Mahoney
(Hot in Cle..)

Johnny Depp
(Lifes Too ..)

Jon Hamm
(30 Rock)

Justin Long
(New Girl)

Kelsey Grammer
(30 Rock)

Ken Howard
(30 Rock)

Kyle MacLachlan
(Portlandia)

Liam Neeson
(Lifes Too ..)

Louis C.K.
(Parks and ..)

Martin Short
(How I Met ..)

Martin Short
(Weeds)

Matt Bomer
(Glee)

Max Adler
(Glee)

Michael J. Fox
(Curb Your ..)

Mick Jagger
(Saturday N..)

Mike OMalley
(Glee)

Patton Oswalt
(Two and a ..)

Paul Rudd
(Parks and ..)

Ray Romano
(The Middle)

Richard Schiff
(House of L..)

Ricky Gervais
(Curb Your ..)

Ricky Martin
(Glee)

Sean Hayes
(Parks and ..)

Stanley Tucci
(30 Rock)

Steve Buscemi
(30 Rock)

Tim Robbins
(Portlandia)

Victor Garber
(The Big C)

Will Arnett
(30 Rock)

Will Ferrell
(Eastbound ..)

Will Forte
(30 Rock)
Comedy Guest Actor

When making your final predictions for the Emmy Awards category of Best Comedy Guest Actor, take a look back at recent champs. Justin Timberlake has won this prize twice (2009, 2011) for "Saturday Night Live", and Neil Patrick Harris won for "Glee" in 2010. Who will be the major contenders in 2012?

Many past Emmy winners overload this year's ballot, including Alan Alda ("The Big C"), Edward Asner ("Hot in Cleveland" and "The Middle"), Bobby Cannavale ("Nurse Jackie"), Louis C.K. ("Parks and Recreation"), David Cross ("Modern Family"), Jimmy Fallon ("Saturday Night Live"), Michael J. Fox ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), Ricky Gervais ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), John Goodman ("Community"), Kelsey Grammer ("30 Rock"), Sean Hayes ("Parks and Recreation"), Ken Howard ("30 Rock"), Carl Reiner ("Hot in Cleveland" and "Parks and Recreation"), Don Rickles ("Hot in Cleveland"), Chris Rock ("Louie"), Ray Romano ("The Middle"), Richard Schiff ("House of Lies"), Martin Short ("How I Met Your Mother" and "Weeds"), and Stanley Tucci ("30 Rock").

Previous Emmy nominees might include Will Arnett ("30 Rock"), Steve Buscemi ("30 Rock"), Will Ferrell ("Eastbound and Down"), Will Forte ("30 Rock"), Victor Garber ("The Big C"), Jon Hamm ("30 Rock"), Greg Kinnear ("Modern Family"), Kyle MacLachlan ("Portlandia"), and Mike O'Malley ("Glee").

Potential rookies in the field are Max Adler ("Glee"), Billy Baldwin ("30 Rock"), Matt Bomer ("Glee"), Dane Cook ("Louie"), Hugh Dancy ("The Big C"), Jason Lee ("Up All Night"), Justin Long ("New Girl"), James Marsden ("30 Rock"), Ricky Martin ("Glee"), Dermot Mulroney ("New Girl"), Liam Neeson and Johnny Depp ("Life's Too Short"), Chris O'Dowd ("Girls"), Patton Oswalt ("Two and a Half Men"), and Paul Rudd ("Parks and Recreation").

Experts’ Rankings
Matt Roush
Kristin Dos Santos
Paul Sheehan
1
Paul Rudd
Michael J. Fox
Michael J. Fox
2
Jimmy Fallon
Matt Bomer
Alan Alda
3
Michael J. Fox
Paul Rudd
Jimmy Fallon
Editors’ Rankings
Chris Beachum
Marcus Dixon
Rob Licuria
1
Michael J. Fox
Jimmy Fallon
Michael J. Fox
2
Jimmy Fallon
Michael J. Fox
Jimmy Fallon
3
Will Arnett
Paul Rudd
Matt Bomer
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