Emmy Picks: Best Lead Actor in a Comedy
by Joel Keller, posted Aug 25th 2010 12:05PM
With the Emmy awards just days away, I'm continuing to pick who I think should and who I think will win the major awards.
Yesterday, I discussed the Best Lead Actress in a Comedy category. Today we look at some funny guys in the Best Lead Actor in a Comedy category.
Alec Baldwin, '30 Rock'
Steve Carell, 'The Office'
Larry David, 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'
Matthew Morrison, 'Glee'
Jim Parsons, 'The Big Bang Theory'
Tony Shalhoub, 'Monk'
Who will win: There are
Who should win: Jim Parsons should have won last year for playing Sheldon Cooper on 'Big Bang.' In addition, the episode he submitted this year, where Sheldon accidentally gets drunk to combat stage fright and ends up dropping his pants while accepting an award, showed how Parsons can transcend the uptight social misfit characterization he's given to Sheldon. And while, like '30 Rock' and 'The Office,' 'Big Bang' had a bit of an off year, Parsons was still at the top of his game.
Dark Horse: Matthew Morrison, and not just because of 'Glee' mania. Though I've never been the biggest fan of his mostly bland, earnest performances as Will Scheuster, there have been moments where the potential of what his character can be comes into the spotlight. And his performances -- both of the musical and acting varieties -- in the episode he submitted, 'Mash-Up' are worthy of the prize.
For once, though, I'd wish the Academy would give Larry David the award for playing an enhanced version of himself, like they used to do with Jack Benny way back when.
Who do you think will take home the Emmy?
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