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Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

This combination of photos shows Emmy nominees for supporting actor in a comedy series, top row from left, Carl Clemons-Hopkins in "Hacks," Brett Goldstein in "Ted Lasso," Brendan Hunt in "Ted Lasso," Nich Mohammed in "Ted Lasso, bottom row from left, Paul Reiser in "The Kominsky Method," Jeremy Swift in "Ted Lasso," Kenan Thompson in "Saturday Night Live," and Bowen Yang in "Saturday Night Live." (HBO Max/Apple TV+/Apple TV+/Apple TV+/Netflix/Apple TV+/NBC/NBC via AP)

  • Carl Clemons-Hopkins, "Hacks"
  • Brett Goldstein, "Ted Lasso"
  • Brendan Hunt, "Ted Lasso"
  • Nick Mohammed, "Ted Lasso"
  • Paul Reiser, "The Kominsky Method"
  • Jeremy Swift, "Ted Lasso"
  • Kenan Thompson, "Saturday Night Live"
  • Bowen Yang, "Saturday Night Live"

Should win: Goldstein

Will win: Yang

Four "Ted Lasso" cast members earned nominations. Goldstein, to me, is the clear choice, but maybe that's just because I tend to be stoic and bottle up my emotions. Maybe you root for the underdog and relate to Mohammed's shy kit man or appreciate Swift, a bootlicker who develops a spine, or you're a taciturn beardo and claim Hunt as your favorite (though you'd never admit it to anyone). My point: There's a lot of choices for "Ted Lasso" supporters — too many. That could mean Thompson finally wins his first acting Emmy, a real possibility as voters liked him enough to also nominate him for "Kenan." Or it might be Yang, the center of many of "SNL's" most viral moments, including one that decried anti-Asian hate. The veteran Thompson is the headliner, but I'm leaning toward Yang, the cast member making the headlines.


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