Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

IndieWire | 4/4/2019 | Staff
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Last Year’s Winner: Henry Winkler, “Barry”

Still Eligible: Yes.

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Hot Streak: Unlike the women’s category, the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy race hasn’t seen a repeat winner in over a decade. The last performer to take home back-to-back Emmys here was Jeremy Piven for “Entourage” in 2007 – 2008 (whereas even one win seems unimaginable today). “Modern Family” won three consecutive years, but the chosen victor rotated between Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet, while Tony Hale took home two trophies for “Veep,” but his streak was interrupted by Burrell winning again for “Modern Family.”

Notable Ineligible Series: Louie Anderson, “Baskets”; Brian Tyree Henry, “Atlanta”

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At the bottom of this page are IndieWire TV Critic Ben Travers’ predictions for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (listed in alphabetical order). This article will be updated throughout the season, so make sure to keep checking IndieWire for all the latest buzz from the 2019 race, and read predictions in the rest of the categories, as well. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be given out Saturday, September 14 and Sunday, September 15. The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, September 22. Fox is broadcasting the ceremony.

Henry Winkler finally won his first Emmy Award in 2018, and he’s back in the race again. Given the continued heat surrounding last year’s breakout “Barry,” he could find himself in the winner’s circle once more, but whose performance — and story — looks to resonate with voters in 2019?

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How about Alan Arkin? The Oscar-winner has four Emmy nods on his resume, dating back to 1967, but zero wins. His Golden Globe nomination for “The Kominsky Method” shows he’s got some early support for the Netflix original, and that could blossom into a fruitful Emmy run. Tony...
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