Three Actors that Could Have Submitted themselves for Oustanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series at the 2011 Emmy Awards
Just days before the Emmy nominees are revealed on July 14, I noticed that the race for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series aren’t really that exciting when compared to the other three Comedy acting categories. It’s almost safe to say that Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Steve Carell (The Office) are candidates that could easily get a nomination and even win it.
While the Emmy race for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series seems much more exciting due to the variety and quality of the possible candidates hoping to get a nomination, there are actually a select few actors in said category whose characters could have been considered as leading ones on their respective TV shows based on how they have been showcased.
Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation) actually submitted himself in the lead actor category. Sure his character is funny, but reality would tell you that he’s more of a supporting actor in his show, having less screentime when compared to the other male characters. Not to mention that Nick Offerman is considered by many as the best male actor from Parks during Season 3.
Now, let me show you three actors that I believe could have submitted themselves in the lead actor category, plus an honorable mention.
Honorable mention: Chris Colfer
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Ryan Murphy may have considered Matthew Morrison as the show’s lead actor — despite the fact that Mr. Schue seems more like a supporting character lately. But Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer is, without a doubt, the best male actor Glee has at the moment, and also the one who represents the show more than the rest of the cast. Plus, his acting is quality. During the second season, Colfer had a much more important and stronger storyline that not only made him a bigger force to be reckoned with, but it might even make him seem like more of a lead actor than Morrison.
The problem with Chris Colfer is that Kurt was a no-show in one episode, and at times he has been used as a background character, which is a huge no-no for lead actors. And just like all the Glee characters, Kurt has played second fiddle to whatever Finn Hudson (Cory Monteith) and Rachel Berry (Lea Michele) are involved in. At any rate, Chris will easily get a well-deserved nomination in the supporting actor category this year, where his biggest obstacles will be the Modern Family actors, or his very own character not being exactly a full-fledged comedy character.