Can anybody break the Jim Parsons/Alec Baldwin logjam in this category?
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Chris Lilley of 'Angry Boys'
Chris Lilley, "Angry Boys"
Nomination Status: This is showy comedic acting if Emmy voters pay attention.
In His Favor: I've generally felt like Chris Lilley is kinda The Poor Man's Tracey Ullman. They do many of the same things with many of the same bits of schtick. Emmy voters love Tracey Ullman. She's been nominated for 20+ Emmys and won five or six. It's insane how much they love her. So maybe if they actually watched "Angry Boys" and weren't offended by the Blackface and the Yellowface and whatnot, maybe they might give Lilley a nomination.
Working Against Him: HBO basically burnt off "Angry Boys" in an early-year rush and it didn't get anywhere near the publicity probably required to gin up support for a nomination. Also, if Ullman is an acquired taste, Lilley is even tougher on some taste buds.