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Emmy predix: Best lead comedy actor

April 16, 2010 |  9:29 am

Now that Ed O'Neill ("Modern Family") has declared his Emmy candidacy in the supporting race, that appears to clear up any confusion surrounding the lead race too. Our Emmy seers Chris "Boomer" Beachum and Robert "Rob L" Licuria ( agree on five likely nominees for best lead comedy actor. For the sixth slot, Boomer picks Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm"), and Rob opts for Thomas Jane ("Hung"). They agree on who's ahead to win — Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock"), who's nabbed this trophy for the last two years.

Also check out their predix in these races: lead drama actor, best drama actress, best supporting drama actorbest drama series, and best comedy series.

Glee Matthew Morrison Alec Baldwin 30 Rock TV news

1. Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")
2. Steve Carell ("The Office")
3. Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")
4. Tony Shalhoub ("Monk")
5. Thomas Jane ("Hung")
6. Matthew Morrison ("Glee")
Alternates: Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men"), Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm")
ROB'S COMMENTARY: This is a solid group, with Thomas Jane a possible threat and Matthew Morrison my left-field choice (and deservedly so). Could voters get lazy and reanoint Sheen or David? Probably.

1. Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")
2. Steve Carell ("The Office")
3. Tony Shalhoub ("Monk")
4. Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")
5. Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm")
6. Matthew Morrison ("Glee")

Alternates -- Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men"), Thomas Jane ("Hung")

BOOMER'S COMMENTARY:  This would seem to be one of the easiest categories to predict, with the first five men on my list almost assured of nominations.

My upset special might be that Jim Parsons will win this year (assuming he submits the hilarious episode "The Pants Alternative"). The global phenomenon of "Glee" probably pushes Matthew Morrison over the top for the final slot.

Charlie Sheen has been nominated for several years, but recent troubles and the possible abandonment of his show/cast/crew most likely dooms him for another nomination.

Thomas Jane received a recent Golden Globe nomination, but this sort of show might have trouble getting Emmy support.

Left photo: Mathew Morrison. Credit: Fox

Right photo: Alec Baldwin. Credit: Academy of Television Arts and Sciences


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