Emmys 2011: Predicting Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Here’s how it works: some of these guys will get nominated, some deserve to get nominated and some haven’t got a chance in hell. I am listing everyone who’s a real player, but for MY dream ballot, the chosen six are written in orange. As I have said in the past, this is my list; if you don’t like what’s on it, go sign up for a website and make your own list.
Chris Colfer, Glee – Truth be told, Colfer’s Kurt was the lead dramatic actor on Glee this year, which doesn’t help in this category at all, but after being nominated last year, then winning the SAG and Golden Globe, receiving the star turn treatment this season and being named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of the year, he’s a guaranteed nominee and I’m going to predict, the winner.
Damon Wayans Jr., Happy Endings – I literally watched it because he steals every scene he’s in. That could be called being greedy. Or being his father’s son. Or being talented. You decide.
John Corbett, United States of Tara – As much as the first two and half seasons were all about Toni Collette, the last few episodes of this series brought Corbett’s long-suffering husband to the forefront and allowed us to see the strain DID brings on the spouse. He did excellent work.
Keir Gilchrist, United States of Tara – Much like Corbett, Gilchrist turned in wonderful performances as the son affected by his mother’s DID. We also had the additional storyline of him falling in love with and then grieving over the death of his first boyfriend. His Marshall is almost the anti Kurt (Glee), showing a completely different side to being young and gay.
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother – He’s Neil Patrick Harris. Who doesn’t want to listen to his acceptance speech?
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family – He won last year. I dislike the show.
Ty Burrell, Modern Family – He was nominated last year. I dislike the show.
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family – He wasn’t nominated last year. I think he should be nominated, even though I dislike the show.
Donald Glover & Danny Pudi, Community – I say sew them together at the hip and start nominating them as one.
joseph’s choice to win – I was going to give this to Corbett because he played the hell out of his role this year. But, again, it is so not a comedy. Colfer or one of the guys from Modern Family will win, but in my professional opinion, we really should sew Glover & Pudi together at the hip and give them the trophy.
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