2018 Emmys: ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Will and Grace’ will lead acting nominations for comedy series

Live from New York, it’s an Emmys domination! According to Gold Derby’s Emmy predictions, NBC’s perennial sketch series “Saturday Night Live” will be swimming in acting nominations this year. It’s predicted to top all other laffers in terms of acting bids with a jaw-dropping seven, including for last year’s champs Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin. Nipping at “SNL’s” heels with six predicted acting noms is NBC’s revival of “Will and Grace,” led by its winning ensemble of Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes.

Gold Derby’s racetrack odds are derived from the predictions made by Expert journalists, website staff Editors, our Top Users who scored the best predicting previous events, and all site Users. The Emmy nominations will be unveiled July 12.

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Here’s the breakdown of each comedy series that’s predicted to earn two or more acting nominations at the 2018 Emmys:

“Saturday Night Live” – 7 acting predictions
Comedy Supporting Actress Kate McKinnon
Comedy Supporting Actress Leslie Jones
Comedy Supporting Actor Alec Baldwin
Comedy Guest Actress Tina Fey
Comedy Guest Actress Tiffany Haddish
Comedy Guest Actor Bill Hader
Comedy Guest Actor Donald Glover

“Will and Grace” – 6 acting predictions
Comedy Actress Debra Messing
Comedy Actor Eric McCormack
Comedy Supporting Actress Megan Mullally
Comedy Supporting Actor Sean Hayes
Comedy Guest Actress Molly Shannon
Comedy Guest Actress Blythe Danner

“Black-ish” – 3 acting predictions
Comedy Actress Tracee Ellis Ross
Comedy Actor Anthony Anderson
Comedy Guest Actress Wanda Sykes

“Curb Your Enthusiasm” – 3 acting predictions
Comedy Actor Larry David
Comedy Guest Actor Lin-Manuel Miranda
Comedy Guest Actor Bryan Cranston

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – 3 acting predictions
Comedy Actress Rachel Brosnahan
Comedy Supporting Actress Alex Borstein
Comedy Guest Actress Jane Lynch

“Atlanta” – 2 acting predictions
Comedy Actor Donald Glover
Comedy Supporting Actor Brian Tyree Henry

“GLOW” – 2 acting predictions
Comedy Actress Alison Brie
Comedy Supporting Actor Marc Maron

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