CliqueClack Goes to the Emmys – Lead Actor in a Comedy (Originally for CliqueClack TV)

When I set about to figure out who my nominees were for the Lead Actor in a Comedy Emmy, I ran into a problem almost immediately — I couldn’t think of almost any. Alec Baldwin, maybe? I guess Joel McHale counts as a lead? I’ve heard good things about Louie? I really was stuck. This is a pretty shallow field with no one I wanted to win, and it’s a shallow field for two reasons. The first is that lead actor/actress races are always going to be less competitive than the supporting races because basic math means that there are always more supporting roles than lead roles. But the lead actress race is actually pretty competitive, which brings me to the second and, in my view, more important reason why, when it comes to lead actors, there are slim pickings — women are far outstripping men when it comes to leading good sitcoms.

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