Emmy Nomination Preview 2013 - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Will the four 'Modern Family' men stack the category again?
Neil Patrick Harris of 'How I Met Your Mother'
Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"
Nomination Status: Former nominee will be a contender for the 2012 Tony Awards, so why not give him another nod here?
In His Favor: Neil Patrick Harris is a fantastic Tony Awards host and he's won Emmys as part of his last two Tonys telecasts. He also has four Emmy nods for "How I Met Your Mother," so Emmy voters like writing his name down.
Working Against Him: Harris hasn't been nominated for "HIMYM" since 2010 and, honestly, given what the show has let him work with this past year, I can't be positive about his chances this year. It's not Harris' fault, but "How I Met Your Mother" has made a huge mess of Barney and I have few warm feelings for what was once a favorite performance.