Brace yourself for something that is rather surprising: A Supporting Actor in a Comedy category for the Primetime Emmy Awards that does not include a “Modern Family” star. We thought about originally including at least one of them, but then the nomination possibilities started to roll in, and we realized that there were six people we felt were both more deserving, and also worthy of freshening up a category that really needs some flesh blood in it at this point.
Do you agree or disagree with our choices? Regardless, we want to hear from you below! Also, be sure to visit the link here if you do want to check out the rest of our other entries in our Emmy preview series.
Adam Driver, “Girls” (HBO) – Adam is probably the creepiest man on television, but we had an opportunity this past season to watch Driver actually make this guy likable. He constantly walks a delicate line between whether or not he is just aggressive, or aggressively interesting … and there is probably no better match out there for Lena Dunham’s Hannah than him.
Max Greenfield, “New Girl” (Fox) – From creepy to strictly hilarious, Greenfield has created one of the better TV characters in Schmidt, who is basically the most likable man to ever have to continuously pour money into a jar for doing / saying ridiculous things. We weren’t completely sold on him for most of season 2, but then Merritt Wever rolled around and changed everything.
Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC) – What better way t celebrate Hader’s farewell season than with a second straight Emmy nomination? The man was hilarious in almost every regard this season, whether he was playing a game-show host, a disturbed Army veteran talking to himself in puppet form, or his trademark character of Stefon.
Nick Offerman, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC) – If Ron Swanson ever won an Emmy, shouldn’t the trophy be made entirely of wood? Offerman’s lack of nominations is one of the things that has annoyed us about this awards-show for years. We know that “Modern Family” is a great show, but is it really great enough that Offerman is consistently shafted?
Danny Pudi, “Community” (NBC) – We may know already how Dan Harmon feels about “Community” season 4, but the year did have its moments. Plus, Danny was still fantastic in every single minute that he was given, in particular the episode involving his “love interest” of Rachel.
Rainn Wilson, ‘The Office” (NBC) – Given that it was the show’s final season, it would feel weird to have this entire year go by without any actor from “The Office” getting a little bit of love. With Rainn getting some fantastic material around the end of the series, he definitely appears to be the most worthy choice at the moment.
Who do you think should be in this category and who do you think should ultimately win? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.