Emmys 2013: Who Should Win for Supporting Actor in a Comedy?

By TV.com Staff

Sep 10, 2013

The Emmys are right around the corner, which means it's time to talk at length about the Emmys. Each weekday from now until the telecast on September 22, we'll be bringing you our highly sought-after, well-respected, and very prolific thoughts and opinions on who we think SHOULD win each award. Yesterday we told you who we think should win the Emmy for Supporting Actress in a Comedy. Today we're bringing you our picks for Supporting Actor in a Comedy.


THE NOMINEES: Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Adam Driver (Girls), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Tony Hale (Veep), Ed O'Neill (Modern Family)

RECENT WINNERS: The only Modern Family man who's not nominated this year, Eric Stonestreet, took home the award in both 2012 and 2010. Ty Burrell won in 2011.


KAITLIN: Sigh. This category! Can I just erase it and start from scratch? I've got to give props to Girls' Adam Driver for sneaking into a race that's been dominated by Modern Family for years, but nothing would make me happier than to see Tony Hale win for Veep.

TIM: Who cares if he's just Buster Bluth in the White House? Hale's Gary showed major growth in Veep's second season with the addition of a girlfriend and a sweet handbag. And while his talked-about greatest hits come from scenes that center on him, his under-appreciated genius manifests in his hilarious background work. The man takes hand-acting to a whole new level.

JEN: I refuse to vote Modern Family anything (I still watch and enjoy that show, and the performances are still solid, but they're not the best). With that said, Bill Hader, Adam Driver, and Hale are all worthy candidates, and Hale is the easy winner in my book.



The 2013 Emmys will air Sunday, September 22 on CBS.

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  • thomaselderton Sep 20, 2013

    Please give it to Tony Hale, he is such a pleasure to watch (in AD and Veep). Adam Driver is also brilliant but unfortunately I don't think he has a chance, and if it's gotta be aaanooother Modern Family win, it should be Burrell over the others, he is hilarious!

  • BigPoppaShizzle Sep 13, 2013

    Adam Driver just over Ty Burrell for me

  • hennarosa Sep 12, 2013

    Jesse Tyler Ferguson is totally underrated. From the nominees, he should be the one to win.

  • Gully_Foyle Sep 11, 2013

    What? No Rick Hoffman???!!??
    He should be best supporting actor in every category

  • sleepy-sonic Sep 11, 2013

    My choice is again none of these and Simon Helberg instead.

  • hockeyrick Sep 11, 2013

    Ty Burrell is the new Bryan Cranston, or the old BC! Whatever!

  • Milanowicz Sep 11, 2013

    The category nominations are a joke. 3 nominations for Modern Family, a show that had a great first season and got worse ever since with over stereotyping and lame jokes.... Seriously, who is in charge of the nominations?

    VEEP is a show that keeps getting better, so Tony Hale 2013 all the way.... Well, not POTUS all the way...

  • wudntulik2know Sep 11, 2013

    Michael C. Hall.

    Sorry, Mikey, your show is a joke.

  • jtgreat_20 Sep 11, 2013

    i like RAJof the big bang theory

  • aldaros23 Sep 10, 2013

    tough category to call overall. I, too, admire Adam Driver's work on Girls, but also gotta give Modern Family it's props, along with Bill Hader.

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