Is Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) on the verge of an Emmy upset for Best Comedy Supporting Actor? Alec Baldwin is currently the strong favorite to win for “Saturday Night Live,” and he has been for months. His performance as presidential candidate Donald Trump — and then improbable president Donald Trump — has been one of the most talked about of the TV season. But seven of our Top 24 Users — who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Emmy winners — think Burgess will overtake him. That includes eastwest, who got the number-one high score in last year’s contest.
Last year’s Emmys were notoriously tough to predict, with shocking results across numerous categories. We were surprised by so many of the winners because the TV academy changed its voting system, so the lessons we had learned in analyzing past outcomes didn’t necessarily apply anymore. Nevertheless, eastwest managed to correctly predict 63.89% of the winners. That was better than any of our Experts, Editors, and more than 1,600 total users. So it would be wise to consult his predictions before making your own.
Burgess co-stars in the Netflix series as Titus Andromedon, an aspiring actor who lives with the title character (Ellie Kemper). It’s exactly the kind of scene-stealing role that often wins this category — see also Michael Richards (“Seinfeld”), Sean Hayes (“Will & Grace”), and Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”). And Burgess submitted one hell of an Emmy episode: “Kimmy’s Roommate Lemonades!” in which Titus fears his boyfriend is cheating on him and responds by reenacting Beyonce‘s hell-hath-no-fury musical opus “Lemonade.”
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