Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Dream Emmy Ballot 2015: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Andre Braugher | Photo Credits: Erica Parise/Fox

In season two Captain Holt proved his deadpan humor to be some of the funniest moments on television.  Holt's rivalry with Madeline Wuntch (Kyra Sedgwick) was one of the funniest I have ever seen, their back and forth rivaled a buttoned up gay Sam Malone and Diane Chambers. This season Braugher's performance took this character to a new level, and that was shown in the chemistry he developed with the rest of the cast, which made his performances even stronger.

Titus Burgess as Titus Andromedan in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

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I have two words for you, Pinot noir!!!  Burgess turned what could have been a one dimensional sidekick into one of the most beloved this year.  Titus Andromedan is a self involved man trying to find fame in New York, and this role could have been one note, but Burgess has the chops to add layers to the vulnerability of this character.  Burgess gave the funniest performance in 2014-2015 Emmy season.

Jaime Camil as Rogelio de la Vega in Jane the Virgin

Jaime Camil as Rogelio de la Vega on "Jane the Virgin"

#ItMustHappen #JaimeCamilDeservesAnEmmy #RogelioForLife.  Jaime Camil is brilliant as the narcisiistic self involved, celebrity dad of Jane.  Oh, did I mention he is obsessed with his twitter following, and loves to talk in hashtags?  Rogelio is another supporting player who could have been shrill or portrayed in less than flattering way, but Camil let's the absurd speak for itself; he also lends his heart and soul to this role, which adds great dimension to this character.

Ken Jeong as Chang in Community


Haaaaam Girl, is a catch phrase that of course got its own hash tag on twitter, it was even trending for a while. Over the years Ken Jeong was the Stella of Community, his groove always seemed forced or off, but this year the writers found their groove with him, and Jeong's talent took this and ran.  Chang had some great moments this season whether it was his five minutes of fame from his slogan, when he saved Garrett's wedding, or farting when Abed said "cool" representing the fourth season of Community, one thing was clear Chang finally felt cohesive within the Greendale gang.  Jeong sold it!

Robert Michael Morris as Mickey Deane in The Comeback
The Comeback is the most scathing look at the Hollywood system, in a good way, the show nails the dark path an aging actress must take.  How do you soften, add even more humor, and heart to this show, Mickey Deane!  Mickey was the grounding force in Valerie's life, and even as suffered through cancer, he still would do her hair, and throw out some of the best one liners on television. Morris is terrific in this role; he gave The Comeback the heart it needed to bring the show home in its final moments helping Valerie understand what mattered.  Morris nails every moment of this role, and he gave one of the most under rated performances of the year.

Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation 

Over the past 7 seasons Ron Swanson has mostly stayed the same, in true Ron style; he also grew in many ways as a husband, father, and in this season as a friend.  The episode "Ron and Leslie" is reason enough to nominate this man.  Ron started out this last season even more stuck his ways than usual, but there was a reason, and in the episode where he and Leslie are trapped in the old office you get a glimpse at what it looks like for Ron's heart to break, Offerman as usual was brilliant, but it was this moment that made him one of the most iconic television characters of all time!

Runner Ups: Jim Rash-Community, Gary Cole-Veep, Tony Hale-Veep

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