Bill Hader in "Barry"
ManOfTheCenturyMovie Awards Emmy Predictions 2023: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Emmy Predictions 2023: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Bill Hader in "Barry"

We’ll be updating this article throughout the season, along with all of our predictions, so be sure to keep checking IndieWire for the latest news from the 2023 Emmy race. Nomination voting will run June 15-26, with nominees official at the Emmys announced Wednesday, July 12. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented on two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, with a curated presentation of the ceremonies airing on FXX at a later date. Finally, the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 18 and will air live on FOX at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

The state of the breed

It’s fascinating to see the story arc of Jason Sudeikis’s “Ted Lasso” and Bill Hader’s “Barry” meta-textually the creators/stars running away from the characters that made Emmy voters fall in love with them. Both have twice won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and are happy to still campaign on behalf of the show, highlighting the work of all their collaborators, but it doesn’t feel like they’re looking for much more endorsement. for their acting performances specifically.

This is why “The Bear” breakout Jeremy Allen White really has a shot at winning here, because it’s ultimately the only Emmy category he’s eligible for, and the FX series’ chances of success were very much on his. shoulders. Other stars who served as executive producers and/or co-creators of their own shows are likely to fill the category, from Steve Martin and Martin Short of Hulu’s “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu), to Donald Glover of “Atlanta , ” also to newcomers Jason Segel (“Shrinking” of AppleTV+), Mo Amer (“Mo” of Netflix) and Nathan Fielder (“The Rehearsal” of HBO), but voters have less incentive to vote for them here when they might as well win Emmys for writing their show, its directing, and even the series itself.

Current contenders (in alphabetical order):
Mohammed Amer, “Mo” (Netflix)
Dave Burd, “Dave” (FXX)
Nathan Fielder, “The Evidence” (HBO)
Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (FX)
Bill Hader, “Barry” (HBO)
Nicholas Hoult, “The Great” (Hulu)
Delroy Lindo, “Unprisoned” (Hulu)
Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
Bob Odenkirk, “Lucky Hank” (AMC)
Adam Scott, “Party Down” (Starz)
Jason Segel, “Shrinkage” (AppleTV+)
Martin Short, “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear” (Hulu)
Ramy Youssef, “Ramy” (Hulu)

More predictions on the comedy category:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

To see IndieWire’s full set of predictions for the 75th Emmy Awards click here.

Last year’s winner: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Still eligible: YES.
Hot Series: If Sudeikis were to receive a third consecutive Emmy, it would be an accomplishment only Michael J. Fox (“Growing Pains”), Carroll O’Connnor (“All in the Family”) and Don Adams (“Get Smart”) have accomplished before of him.
Notable ineligible series: Larry David, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Season 12 was ineligible); Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish” (finished)

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