Emmy Nomination Preview 2012 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy
Can anybody break the Jim Parsons/Alec Baldwin logjam in this category?
Johnny Galecki of 'The Big Bang Theory'
Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory"
Nomination Status: Well, he was nominated last year.
In His Favor: Emmy voters liked Johnny Galecki enough to nominate him last year and I don't think his performance was appreciably different or worse this past season. So, by the laws of Emmy voting complacency and because there are already to actors exiting the field, it's completely reasonable to imagine he'd be nominated again.
Working Against Him: It shouldn't be taken as a slight for me to say that although I like Johnny Galecki just fine on "The Big Bang Theory," his Emmy and Golden Globe nominations are a bit of a mystery to me. Because I'm apparently undervaluing Galecki in general, I assume I'm also undervaluing his nomination chances and he'll be back in the field over Cheadle.