Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Emmy: Who’ll Be Nominated? Who Should Be?

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June 15th, 2011


This is the first of our "2011 Emmys, Who'll Be Nominated? Who Should Be?" posts, to see all our posts on the 2011 (and past) Emmys click here. (since this is the first, all the 2011 posts will take a while to appear)

Because successful TV shows last many years (unlike movies, which have a single shot at an Oscar), and typically draw the most critical attention, the Emmy Awards tend to be creatures of inertia, nominations and the awards themselves tend to be quite similar from year to year.

I'm not going to pretend to try and tell you who'll be nominated based on some sort of critical evaluation, just looking at who was nominated and who won in the last three years should give you a pretty good start.

Feel free to comment on who you think will be nominated, and who should be nominated.

Emmy Nominations will be announced on July 14.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series (2008)

  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Winner
  • Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
  • Steve Carell (The Office)
  • Charlie Sheen (Two And A Half Men)
  • Lee Pace (Pushing Daisies)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series (2009)

  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) - Winner
  • Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
  • Steve Carell (The Office)
  • Charlie Sheen (Two And A Half Men)
  • Jemaine Clement (Flight Of The Conchords)
  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series (2010)

  • Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) -Winner
  • Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
  • Tony Shalhoub (Monk)
  • Steve Carell (The Office)
  • Matthew Morrison (Glee)
  • Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)

And your guesses?

 
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