Emmys 2013: The Supporting Comedy Actor Race in Review, Including Our 6 Dream Nominees

Emmy Best Supporting Actor Comedy NomineesFor the past three years, the men of ABC’s Modern Family dominated this category — and there’s every reason to believe Ed O’Neill, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet will hear their respective names announced come nominations day on July 18. That leaves two open slots and a myriad of options, including past nominees Max Greenfield and Bill Hader, and the long-overdue Simon Helberg.

More Emmy Races In Review | Outstanding Comedy Series | Lead Comedy Actor | Lead Comedy Actress | Supporting Comedy Actress | Outstanding Drama Series | Lead Drama Actor | Lead Drama Actress | Supporting Drama Actor | Supporting Drama Actress | Outstanding Reality-Competition Series

Review this slideshow of the major contenders — including TVLine’s Dream Nominees — then hit the comments to vote for who you think are the six best. And check back Thursday as we tackle the Supporting Comedy Actress race!


Comments (127)

  • Just because Glee has totally fallen apart doesn’t mean Chris doesn’t deserve a nomination. He’s a brilliant actor and does the very best with what little he’s given.

    Comment by Kristen – June 5, 2013 06:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think Chris is a gifted, natural actor. However, the writing of Glee this season was so bad, no one deserves an Emmy because they had nothing to work with. And sad to say on top of that, Chris phoned it in this year. He rarely felt present even when he was on screen. It was very disappointing since I have connected with his portrayal of Kurt in the past so much. Maybe he’s just over it, but it just wasn’t right.

    Comment by Daniel – June 5, 2013 07:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i would so love if Happy Endings or Community was nominated.

    Comment by Ella – June 5, 2013 11:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glee is an awful, awful show, but Chris is legitimately a good actor. Of course, he’s becoming submitted as a comedic actor, and Glee is far from a comedy nowadays, but he’s /damn/ good and is really one of the only good parts of Glee anymore.

    Not to say there aren’t other good actors up here, because there are. But I see hate on Chris in here, and Chris is a generous talent!

    Comment by Claire – June 5, 2013 11:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • My selection:

    Max Greenfield,,
    Nick Offerman,
    John Krasinski,
    Ed O’Neill
    Ty Burrell
    Damon Wayans Jr.

    Would also love for Jesse Tyler Fergusson to be recognised, and NPH. Other actors deserving to be considered are:

    Ed O’Neill
    Adam Driver
    Chris Colfer
    Chris Pratt

    Comment by Tony – June 6, 2013 03:09 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • And Happy Endings sweeps the noms and ABC realizes what tools they are…if only.

    Comment by M – June 6, 2013 06:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by Bar Colfer – June 6, 2013 09:43 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Too bad that Chris Colfer is out of the running. Not because he is bad actor, but because Glee become a crap.

    Comment by Chris Colfer Is Good – June 6, 2013 12:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ty Burrell
    Michael Cera
    Donald Glover
    Bill Hader
    Simon Helberg
    Danny Pudi

    I would love to see Danny Pudi get it! I hope Simon submitted that episode where he did all of those impressions! I garnered new respect for him after that performance!

    Comment by TV Gord – June 6, 2013 05:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I believe Kunal Nayyar deserves to be considered a major contender.

    Comment by TV Gord – June 6, 2013 05:25 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Ugh, why you gotta make me choose between Donald Glover, Danny Pudi, and Jim Rash? Can we just have a three-way tie instead, or something?

    Comment by Angela – June 6, 2013 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I’d watch Chris in anything – thy need a special category just for Kurt and Burt scenes. And all you haters, what did you accomplish by the time you were 22 or 23? It’s hardly his fault the writing is so spotty but he’s fantastic with whatever they give him.

    Comment by Goldie – June 9, 2013 07:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I really hope the cast of Parks and Recreation get the acknowledgement that they so truly deserve , but at the same time I really can’t help but root for Ty Burrell and Bill Hader. Chris Colfer too, well Glee sucks but he’s good . Nick offerman too. but in Women it’s only Amy Pohler’s !

    Comment by Moony – June 10, 2013 02:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Colfer is one of the best actors I know.. I don’t know about the others, but definitely he’s the one, who should be nominated.. Chris Colfer.

    Comment by Hedy – June 10, 2013 04:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Colfer!

    Comment by steph – June 10, 2013 10:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Chris Colfer and Neil Patrick Harris both deserve this!!!!! Max Greenfield??!! – just NO!!! He is awful!!

    Comment by Jaime04 – June 10, 2013 07:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Where the hell is Mr K from Go On? What a shame Emmy….

    And there’s more. If TBBT wins as outstanding comedy series, it’s gonna be ridiculous

    Comment by jonas – June 15, 2013 05:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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