Emmy season is here! For the next two weeks, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 10. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
Look back at last year's Emmys
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Braugher won his first Emmy 16 years ago for playing Homicide: Life on the Street's Det. Frank Pembleton and ought to pick up another for a very different man of the badge. As the no-nonsense, openly gay Capt. Holt, Braugher turned a typical straight man (no pun intended) part into first-rate stone-faced deadpan. A seven-time nominee (including for the short-livedGideon's Crossing and Men of a Certain Age) and two-time winner, he shouldn't have too much trouble at least receiving a nod.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
We know, we know. The ModFam guys are so yesterday (except in the academy's eyes) and will likely dominate the category once again, but if only one of them could get in, we'd tip Ferguson. Mitch and Cam's season-long wedding story line (watch the wedding here) provided material galore and Ferguson rose to the occasion — most notably in "Message Received," when Mitch and Jay came to blows over the latter's doubts about the wedding. Besides, with Eric Stonestreet owning two Emmys and Ty Burrell with one, we'd like to see JTF get his due.
Tony Hale, Veep
Hale ended Modern Family's three-year reign in the category and there's no reason he can't go back-to-back with his increasingly groveling and hilarious bag man. Just watch Gary's pathetic anxiety over his sore shoulder and try not to laugh — and experience sympathy pain.
Emmys: TVGuide.com's picks for supporting actress in a comedy seriesAlbert Tsai, Trophy Wife
Tsai will forever be the poster child for the perfect oddball, precocious sitcom kid. The trope can be annoying at worst and clichéd at best, but when done right, it's gold, as the scene-stealer proved with his infectious charm and great comic sensibility that belies his 9 years. Tsai has scored a Critics' Choice nomination and if he somehow, against all odds, makes it into the Emmy race, we'll be doing Bertwheels
for days.Christopher Evan Welch, Silicon Valley
Welch, who died in December
of lung cancer, was only in five episodes of the HBO comedy, but left a lasting impression. Cryptic, creepy and strangely hypnotic, Welch's billionaire tycoon Peter Gregory was the best thing about the series, and we can't help but think about what could've been. Recent posthumous Emmy nominees include Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives
) and John Ritter (8 Simple Rules
).Parker Young, Enlisted
Atten-shun: Parker Young is not just a pretty face. The former model made us giggle onSuburgatory
, but he truly showed off his comedic chops on the gone-to-soon military comedy, as his lil' bro Randy mixed the sweetly dim with aww-worthy heart. Someone get this guy a new comedy ASAP.
Who would you nominate?