Who do you think of the above winners for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series is the best?
I’m looking at the longevity of a character, which sort of isn’t fair because that falls on the shoulders’ of the writers and how long they keep the show going and/or how they keep the character interesting. A lot of their schitck’s got old.
I chose Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold on Entourage. Diva-antics and sushigate aside, Piven has portrayed one of the best male characters of any series ever.
It was a tossup between he and Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on Modern Family. I don’t mind the “Heyyyyyyy, dude, I’m the cool dad” angle, but it gets a tad bit annoying episode-after-episode. In-fact, Phil is at his best when he is having genuine heart-to-heart moments with Claire. Again, all of this falls on the writing.
Massive kudos on not including Jon Cryer. If he reads this forum, I’m sorry, Cryer. It’s not you. It’s your awfully written show. Even though it has gained you an Emmy, sympathy for a manic costar (who got fired and gave you the leading spot. Hey hey hey!!! Winning!), and a sizeable bank account, I simply cannot support a sitcom that has had the same jokes season one. Deep inside, I’m sure you concur.
Sean Hayes, followed by Brad Garrett