2017 Nomination Predictions
Anthony Anderson "black-ish"
Aziz Ansari "Master of None"
Donald Glover "Atlanta"
William H. Macy "Shameless"
Thomas Middleditch "Silicon Valley"
Jeffrey Tambor "Transparent"
Other Contenders - Hank Azaria "Brockmire", Will Forte "The Last Man on Earth", Neil Patrick Harris "A Series of Unfortunate Events", Ted Danson "The Good Place", Jim Parsons "The Big Bang Theory", Patrick Stewart "Blunt Talk", Kevin Bacon "I Love Dick", Zach Galifianakis "Baskets", Andy Samberg "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", Martin Short "Maya and Marty", Nick Nolte "Graves", Gael Garcia Bernal "Mozart in the Jungle", Bill Hader "Documentary Now", Chris Geere "You're the Worst"
Commentary - This category is one that seems to like stability. So I think that one one of last year's contenders is going to drop out to make room for Donald Glover. Will Forte has been a miracle nominee two years in a row, and I don't think he will make it a third, although don't discount him. I think that Hank Azaria is one to watch here, as he seems to win Emmys like some people change underwear. Ted Danson is a legend, Neil Patrick Harris is a favorite, and Jim Parsons has won this too many times for him to be forgotten. I would also watch for Kevin Bacon, Zach Galifianakis, Andy Samberg, Martin Short, Bill Hader, Nick Nolte, and the criminally under-rewarded Chris Geere. But I wouldn't bet on too many surprises. This category hasn't afforded many recently.