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May 2, 2015 at 3:27 am #347829
I couldn’t find a thread discussing this category, so I thought I’d create one. If we have one, please point me in the direction of it.
As far as I am concerned, this category has no frontrunner. Ty Burrell is always ahead, but I don’t see him winning again. It looks like Eric Stonestreet and Ed O’Neil are out forever, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson is never going to win this. Andre Braugher is always fantastic, but I don’t see him winning either. If voters are passionate about it, I can see Tony Hale winning.
However, I see the win being between two men, one of whom being sixth in the predictions centre, and the other twelfth…
Hugh Laurie (Veep) and Josh Gad (The Comedians)
I can see Hugh Laurie getting some goodwill after never winning for House, and voters clearly do like Veep. He is overdue for a win, and while I haven’t watched Veep this season, I have heard he is actually really good. So I could see him winning.
But I want to make a case for the person I truly want to win…Josh Gad for The Comedians. Since before the show started, I warned people to watch out for him. We all thought Billy Crystal would be the one who would be the awards player, but what Gad has been doing is beyond excellent and he is definitely the funniest part of the show. I definitely think with the right episode, he could win.May 2, 2015 at 4:24 am #347831
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is not talented, not funny, and not interesting. Let’s bring back Eric Stonestreet!May 2, 2015 at 4:32 am #347832
I agree – Stonestreet is awesome, but it looks like the Emmys don’t care for him anymore, sadly. Only Burrell and Stonestreet deserve Emmy attentionMay 2, 2015 at 4:33 am #347833
I say get rid of all the Modern Family actors once and for all. None of them is worthy anymore.
Andre Braugher and Tituss Burgess deserve to win imo. Chris Pratt and Nick Offerman also had great seasons too. And if we’re talking about real long shots, then I think Jaime Camil on Jane the Virgin is an underrated performance, and he has a really good episode if by some miracle he were nominated.May 2, 2015 at 4:46 am #347834
At the moment I have:
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Tony Hale – Veep
Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine Nine
Hugh Laurie – Veep
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
TJ Miller – Silicon Valley
as being the nominees.
I think that at the moment, Burrell wins by default for me. He is the reigning champ, in the seemingly unbeatable series winner, and he is just as good as ever in Modern Family this season. Jesse Tyler Ferguson is the most likely of the remaining three from Modern Family to join Burrell.
Veep hasn’t aired yet in the UK, but Hale seems to have a lot of support, and Laurie is liked by Emmy voters. I haven’t heard anything about Laurie’s performance yet. So that partly makes me think he might get in, because he hasn’t been slated and is an Emmy liked actor. But then I also haven’t heard anything to say that he definitely will get in either.
Andre Braugher is brilliant in Brooklyn Nine Nine. He got in last year, and is better this season for me. He should safely return.
I have TJ Miller in the last slot because I have Silicon Valley in for a Series nod. I think getting into Series once without an acting nod is one thing, but to get in twice would be remarkable. Miller is also the best thing about Silicon Valley too. Even when I feel the episodes are a bit uneven, Miller is always the best of the performances.
The next 6, in order of likelihood, I have on the brink of nominations are:
Sam Waterston – Grace & Frankie (will have to wait until Friday to get any real sense)
Fred Armisen – Portlandia
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
Adam Driver – Girls (weirder things have happened)
Ed O’Neil – Modern Family
Martin Sheen – Grace & Frankie (again, have to wait until Friday to be more certain though)
My personal winner in this category, however, is Russell Tovey for Looking.
May 2, 2015 at 5:01 am #347835
Just as an aside, I also haven’t seen any of The Comedians.
While I have put characters in from Veep when I haven’t seen any of this season yet, I have seen episodes from previous seasons, and Veep is on great form with the Emmys. Plus, the reviews don’t seem to be dwindling from what I have briefly seen.
All I have heard about The Comedians is the mixed reaction, hence why Gad is not on my list.May 2, 2015 at 5:09 am #347836
Tituss Burges should win this.
Hugh Laurie hasn’t shown up on Veep yet. Anybody know when that will be? If he’s in this category I suppose it’ll be tomorrow or next week since that’s the midpoint of the season where he would be forced to go supporting and not guest if they’re going to have 8-10 episodes.May 2, 2015 at 6:01 am #347837
Tituss Burges should win this.
Hugh Laurie hasn’t shown up on Veep yet. Anybody know when that will be? If he’s in this category I suppose it’ll be tomorrow or next week since that’s the midpoint of the season where he would be forced to go supporting and not guest if they’re going to have 8-10 episodes.
My guess is he fills the recently vacated role on the staff, and would therefore come on in the next episode. I’m not going to comment on his chances until we see how he fits in with the regular cast.May 2, 2015 at 7:28 am #347838
My predictions are really predictions for 3 of the actors I have, cause I have not seen their performances yet. It is just based on their names/shows. Not knowing the episode submissions yet, I think the clear frontrunner is Ty Burrellç
– Ty Burrell, Modern Family
– Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
– Tony Hale, Veep
– Hugh Laurie, Veep
– Martin Sheen, Grace & Frankie
– Sam Waterston, Grace & Frankie
I think this will be the year finally Jesse Tyler Ferguson is dropped. I wish they’d bring back Eric Stonestreet but I don’t think that is a possibility anymore. And in my wildest dreams Tituss Burgess is this category’s winner. I also think Chris Pratt may somwhow surprise us and gets nominated.May 2, 2015 at 8:17 am #347839
I think we’ll see a new winner. I hear Waterston is sort of the best character on his show. Braugher has at least one winning tape too. Modern Family could well continue winning Comedy Series but I think they’ll feel the need to phase it out in some other categories at some point soon. Hale, Burrell, and Braugher are the only surefire nominees in my eyes. Almost anything can happen with the other three slots, though it’s clear they’ll probably find space to honour at least one acting veteran new to the field for his current show (Waterston, Sheen, Laurie, or any combination). I guess if celebrity trumps everything and all three make it in, Braugher could be dropped for the inevitable surprise person. Because there will be a surprise person. Oh, and if Nick Offerman somehow sneaks in, I think he will win. It’s the 2015 Emmys trend of people with a strong, potentially winning tape who aren’t even sure things to get nominated (Carrie Coon, Christopher Eccleston, Justin Theroux, Jonathan Banks, Kyle Chandler, Taylor Schilling, Michael Sheen, etc.)May 2, 2015 at 9:06 am #347840
I think we’re going to see at least two “Modern Family” nominees again (Ty Burrell and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who are both doing fine work this season and have earned their placements; I’m sticking with both of them until they miss, which impressively hasn’t happened yet in five consecutive nominations). Ed O’Neill has stepped things up this season, but I think his run of nods might be done. I never can reallly judge with Eric Stonestreet. If he couldn’t get back in last year for the big gay wedding arc, I doubt he can return this season with wavering material. Tony Hale I was all but ready to drop, but after his big episode aired. I placed him back in. I’d love to see some new blood in there from “Veep” like Timothy Simons, Kevin Dunn, or Reid Scott, but it looks like that ship has sailed. It seems like everyone’s sleeping on Adam Driver, but I’m not. He was great in a tricky season for Adam, but the season finale is a strong tape for him regardless. Andre Braugher will likely get in again. No Fred Armisen around this time. I doubt that a featured player from “SNL” gets back in with no Bill Hader-like breakthroughs this season. Maybe Taran Killam will make it in at some point in the future. I see “The Comedians” being snubbed across the board, so nothing for Josh Gad. I’d love to add an uncoventional nominee for sixth place, like maybe Simon Helberg or Tituss Burgess, but that seems like wishful thinking on my part. Looks like there’s no one else to pick here but Hugh Laurie, which I hate to do with none of his episodes having aired yet. He could be cameo status for all we know. Still, his name recognition factor is huge, so I’m including him too.
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”
Adam Driver, “Girls”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family”
Tony Hale, “Veep”
Hugh Laurie, “Veep”May 2, 2015 at 9:26 am #347841
I’ll love to see Simon Helberg and Tituss Burgess being nominated.May 2, 2015 at 1:23 pm #347842
FYCMay 2, 2015 at 1:56 pm #347843
In “Peeno Noir”, Titus Burgess was funnier in that single scene than all five of Jesse Tyler Ferguson’s nominated episodes combined