Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster
ManOfTheCenturyMovie Awards Emmy Predictions 2023: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Emmy Predictions 2023: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster

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

Trying to predict which “Ted Lasso” stars will all go down for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series is a bit of a “Make plans, God Laughs” situation, but it was clear the show really wanted to highlight Phil Dunster. in its third season. The actor provided plenty of laughs as pompous former football star Jamie Tartt, but he’s the only male lead during the show’s run to not be nominated for an Emmy. Placing him alongside Brett Goldstein, who has now won this Emmy two years in a row, is probably the final push voters need to finally recognize Dunster.

Along with Goldstein, Nick Mohammed has been a mainstay in this category as other “Ted Lasso” co-stars drift in and out, depending on how their characters are highlighted throughout the season. James Lance earned a guest actor nomination last year for his work as AFC Richmond’s favorite reporter, and his role has expanded since then, so Lance is also in good standing for Emmy recognition.

But the other major player here is “Barry,” which has earned its stars Anthony Carrigan, Stephen Root, and Henry Winkler several Emmy nominations over the years, and a win for Winkler in 2018. The trio made some of their best works in the HBO series’ final season, with their characters undergoing signature changes after a mid-season time jump.

Of course, the most notable newcomer here is Harrison Ford, both for being Harrison Ford but also for how much “Shrinking” on Apple TV+ allowed him to show a comedic side that has been underappreciated for decades. Ebon Moss-Bacharach is also one to watch after the hit season of “The Bear” on FX, but Emmy voters seem more ready to award one of the actors of a show that has come to an end. Past winner Tony Shaloub could also get another nomination for the final season of ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ (Prime Video), a show that had been losing ground with voters after its first wildly successful Emmy run .

Current contenders (in alphabetical order):
Anthony Carrigan, “Barry” (HBO)
William Stanford Davis, “Elementary Abbott” (ABC)
Phil Dunster, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Harrison Ford, “Shrink” (Apple TV+)
Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta” (FX)
James Lance, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Nick Mohammed, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Ebon Moss-Bacharach, “The Bear” (Hulu)
Chris Perfetti, “Elementary Abbott” (ABC)
Stephen Root, “Barry” (HBO)
Tony Shaloub, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” (Prime Video)
Tyler James Williams, “Elementary Abbott” (ABC)
Henry Winkler, “Barry” (HBO)
Bowen Yang, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

More predictions on the comedy category:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress 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: Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”
Still eligible: YES.
Hot Series: A third consecutive Emmy win for Goldstein would put him in the Emmy history books alongside “The Andy Griffith Show” star Don Knotts and “Entourage” Jeremy Piven, the only two actors to achieve the same feat playing a specific role. However, the “Ted Lasso” star won’t have a chance to break “Night Court” star John Larroquette’s record four-game winning streak, as the Apple TV+ comedy is slated to wrap up with a third season this year.
Notable ineligible series: Carl Clemons-Hopkins & Paul W. Downs, “Hacks” (Season 3 was ineligible)

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