Emmys

Emmys 2020: Lead Actor in a Comedy Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees!

Emmys 2020

For the first time in three years, the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series will not be awarded to Bill Hader. Barry‘s delayed third season means that the series’ titular leading man’s stranglehold on this category will loosen (albeit for one year, at least), opening the door for several potential first-time nominees and energizing the race in the process.

That’s not to say the category isn’t going to be stacked with Emmy vets. In fact, two of them — Ted Danson and Don Cheadle — absolutely deserve to be back in the running for their respective roles in The Good Place and Black Monday. But the rest of our Dream Emmy short list is comprised of relative awards-season newbies.

Check out the attached gallery — or click here for direct access — to review all seven of our Dream Nominees (remember, these aren’t predictions; they’re wish lists) and then tell us if our picks warrant a “Hell, yes!,” “Um, no” or “How could you leave off so-and-so?!”

For the record, 2020 Emmy nominations will be voted on from July 2-13, and unveiled on July 28. The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to air (in some form!) on Sunday, Sept. 20 on ABC.

Scroll down for links to our previous Dream Emmy categories:

Outstanding Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Comedy Series — Our 8 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series — Our 8 Dream Nominees