It’s time to analyze the funny men.
The nominees for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
- Ricky Gervais as Derek, Derek
- Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
- Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, House of Lies
- Louis C.K. as Louie, Louie
- William H. Macy as Drank Gallagher, Shameless
- Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory
Let’s be f—ing honest. This is one weird category. Of the six actors nominated, almost no one talks about four of the shows. I’ve rarely heard ANYONE even mention Derek, Episodes, House of Lies, or Shameless. And even Louie, which I love more than anything, is a stretch for comedy this year–the season played out more like a drama. It’s interesting to compare this to the Outstanding Lead Actress category where the ladies are tripping over each other with talent.
That said, Jim Parsons has won this award way too many f—ing times. Sadly, I see him it taking it home again because his show is pretty much the only one people watch.
Who I Want to Win: Louis C.K.
Who Will Win: Jim F—ing Parsons. Blah.