Emmy Poll: Who Should Win Best Actor in a Comedy Series?
Who do you think deserves to be this year's leading funnyman?
From the tech bubble of Silicon Valley to the urban sprawl of New York City to the end of the world, this year's six leading men of comedy cover a lot of ground.
With his second consecutive best comedic actor nomination for his performance as the titular Last Man on Earth, Will Forte is looking to win his first Emmy this year.
Coming off a win in the category last year, in addition to a Golden Globe, Jeffrey Tambor earned a second nomination for his role as the transgender head of a dysfunctional family in Amazon's Transparent.
On ABC's Black-ish, Anthony Anderson plays a successful father who worries his family may not appreciate what they have. Anderson, who was the show's sole nominee last year, will be joined by his wife on the show, Tracee Ellis Ross — who earned a best comedic actress nod — on the nom list this year.
Also returning is William H. Macy, who received his third nomination as alcoholic ne'er-do-well Frank Gallagher on Showtime's Shameless. He lost out to Tambor last year and The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons the year before, but is looking to change his luck at this year's awards.
That leaves the two newcomers to this year's awards. Thomas Middleditch, who plays a socially awkward, yet brilliant, computer programmer on HBO's Silicon Valley, garnered his first Emmy nomination this year for his performance. Meanwhile, Aziz Ansari earned not just an acting nod for his portrayal of a young actor trying to make it in New York in Netflix's Master of None, but for directing and writing nom, to boot.