My Emmy 2018 Predictions: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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My Emmy 2018 Predictions: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

My Emmy 2018 Predictions: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

This year’s contenders on the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category are consists of five previous winners and one previous nominee. One of them is Childish Gambino. One of them was Sam Malone. One of them is pretty pretty good. This is an interesting category and we can’t wait to find out this September 17 if last year’s winner, Donald Glover, will reclaim the glory or someone will dethrone him. Here’s my analysis and predictions in this category.

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

My Emmy 2018 Predictions: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson plays the role of Dre Johnson. This is his fourth consecutive nomination in this category. He submitted the episode “Advance to Go (Collect $200).” Will he win? Not highly likely. The reason that I will give is his recent controversy regarding a sexual assault allegation against him. In this era, I don’t think the voters would mind voting for him because of that even though he has the overdue factor since this is his fourth nomination.

Ted Danson – The Good Place

My Emmy 2018 Predictions: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Ted Danson plays the role of Michael. This is his sixteenth career nomination. He won twice before in this category for his performance in Cheers. He submitted the episode “Dance Dance Resolution.” Will he win? Possibly. He is a veteran and it’s been twenty-five years since he last won an Emmy so the voters might have to honor him again. His performance also received acclaim from critics and audience. He recently won a Critic’s Choice Award for this performance. The downside is that the show is not a contender on the Outstanding Comedy Series category.

Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm

My Emmy 2018 Predictions: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Larry David plays the role of a fictionalized version of himself. This is his fifteenth career nomination. He won twice before for writing and producing Seinfeld. This is his sixth nomination in this category. He submitted the episode “Fatwa!.” Will he win? Maybe. He is a well-respected comedian. This is his sixth nomination for this performance so there is the overdue factor. The show is also nominated in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. The downside is that he is playing a version of himself and voters don’t usually go for that.

Donald Glover – Atlanta

My Emmy 2018 Predictions: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover plays the role of Earn Marks. This is his second consecutive nomination in this category and the defending champion. He also won last year for directing. He submitted the episode “Teddy Perkins.” Will he win? Possibly. He has a great episode submission in which he is playing two characters: Earn (who only appears in one scene) and the titular character, Teddy Perkins. His performance as the aforementioned titular character received acclaim from critics and audience. He is also the defending champion and repeat wins usually happen. The downside is that he is playing a one-time character mostly in the episode instead of his regular character and the voters might feel unfair to vote for him.

Bill Hader – Barry

My Emmy 2018 Predictions: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Bill Hader plays the role of Barry Berkman/Barry Block. This is his first nomination in this category. He previously earned nominations for his performance in Saturday Night Live and won as producer of South Park. He submitted the episode “Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going.” Will he win? Possibly. He is playing a character that is also far from his usual comedic antics and the voters might be impressed by that. He also has a great episode submission in which he has a monologue scene that impressed a lot of viewers. The downside is that his performance is mostly dramatic and the voters might not vote for him because of that.

William H. Macy – Shameless

My Emmy 2018 Predictions: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

William H. Macy plays the role of Frank Gallagher. This is his fifth consecutive nomination in this category. He previously won twice for acting and writing in the television movie Door to Door. He submitted the episode “Sleepwalking.” Will he win? Maybe. He is a veteran. He also has the overdue factor since this is fifth nomination for this performance. He has also won three SAG Awards. The downside is that the show is not an Outstanding Comedy Series contender and didn’t receive a lot of nominations.

VERDICT: My prediction right now is Donald Glover of Atlanta. Repeat wins usually happen and he has a killer episode submission thanks to his wonderful performance as Teddy Perkins.

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