This category was a wash, so go Tony Hale (Gary Walsh on Veep)! You are the best assistant a VP could have.
Here is the official nominations list.
Here is what the “Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” category would look like if I was in charge of the Emmys (unfortunately, you can only nominate six people, and even my honorable mentions section is missing worthy individuals).
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
– IKE BARINHOLTZ (Morgan Tookers, The Mindy Project)
– Max Greenfield (Schmidt, New Girl)
– Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation)
– Danny Pudi (Abed Nadir, Community)
– Chris Pratt (Andy Dwyer, Parks and Recreation)
– Brian Van Holt (Bobby Cobb, Cougar Town)
John Krasinski (Jim Halpert, The Office)
Neal Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson, How I Met Your Mother)
Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz, The Big Bang Theory)
Chris Messina (The Mindy Project)
James Van Der Beek (James Van Der Beek, Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23)
Jason Segal (Marshall Eriksen, How I Met Your Mother)
Honorable Mentions: Josh Hopkins (Grayson Ellis, Cougar Town), Will Arnett (Gob Bluth, Arrested Development), Echo Kellum (Tommy, Ben and Kate), Atticus Shaffer (Brick Heck, The Middle), Lamorne Morris (Winston, New Girl)
And let the debates begin! Do you agree with my choices? Voice your thoughts in the comments below, and feel free to organize your own nominee list using the official Emmy ballot.
(P.S. It doesn’t matter if your choices are long shots (certainly many of mine are) but it’s nice to pretend they have a chance anyway.)
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