Since there are only six available slots in the Best Lead Comedy Actor category at the Emmys, which of these 7 previous nominees is least likely to get nominated this year?
The logical part of me wants to say Jason Bateman, for a few reasons:
However, I am going to make a gamble and say that the buzz for Season 4 will be helped by its growing cult following since the series was last aired, the new season will be warmly welcomed by viewers and critics alike, and that Emmys will want to take this most likely last opportunity to award Arrested Development, a show whose biggest fan in the first place was arguably the Emmys.
I voted for Matt LeBlanc, because I think the absence from last year’s race could hurt his chances. Also, his Golden Globe win is trumped by Don Cheadle’s more recent victory (whose show, House of Lies, has better ratings than LeBlanc’s Episodes). Although I wouldn’t be surprised if Cheadle wasn’t nominated.
Louis C.K. could be a surprise snub (has he won a major award for acting?), but I think momentum for Louie has been building, and he’ll probably be returning to the race this year, along with a stronger showing for his show in other categories as well.
Jon Cryer may receive backlash for his so-called “surprise” win last year, but like I said last year in my article that accurately predicted his win, I think the Emmys really love Cryer in Two and a Half Men, and that we should not count him out of our predictions, since he has been nominated at every single Emmy awards for the last 8 years.
I think Baldwin and Parsons are locks to return.
I agree, Daniel. Matt Le Blanc is the most likely to be snubbed. Parsons, Baldwin, C.K., Cryer, and Cheadle are basically locks. Bateman could be snubbed to include Le Blanc, but I doubt it.