Emmy Spotlight: Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Jun 5, 2006  •  Post A Comment

This is another category where the absence of CBS’s “Everybody Loves Raymond”-which accounted for two nominations and one win in the category last year-opens things up for some new faces. Among those, two rising NBC stars-Ethan Suplee of “My Name Is Earl” and Rainn Wilson of “The Office”-have a lot of support. But in the end it could be a couple of relative veterans-2005 nominees Jeremy Piven of HBO’s “Entourage” and Sean Hayes of NBC’s “Will & Grace”-who fight it out for the Emmy. Lifetime’s Tim Brooks calls Mr. Hayes “a brilliant slapstick artist on a favored show.” But TV Guide’s Matt Roush leans toward Mr. Piven: “Ari Gold is Jeremy Piven’s career breakthrough role, and this should be the year he wins.”

TVWeek‘s Emmy Panel

  • Matt Roush, senior TV critic for TV Guide

  • Diane Gordon, author of the television e-mail newsletter The Surf Report

  • Tim Brooks, executive VP of research for Lifetime

  • Ray Solley, program development consultant

    Panelists’ Predictions

  • Jeremy Piven, ‘Entourage’ (HBO)

  • Sean Hayes, ‘Will & Grace’ (NBC)

  • Ethan Suplee, ‘My Name Is Earl’ (NBC)

  • Rainn Wilson, ‘The Office’ (NBC)

  • Donald Faison, ‘Scrubs’ (NBC)

    TelevisionWeek staff picks

  • Jeremy Piven, ‘Entourage’ (HBO)

  • Jeff Garlin, ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ (HBO)

  • Sean Hayes, ‘Will & Grace’ (NBC)

  • John Krasinski, ‘The Office’ (NBC)

  • Ethan Suplee, ‘My Name Is Earl’ (NBC)

    2005 contenders

    Winner: Brad Garrett, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ (CBS)

    Other nominees:

  • Jeffrey Tambor, ‘Arrested Development’ (Fox)

  • Jeremy Piven, ‘Entourage’ (HBO)

  • Peter Boyle, ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ (CBS)

  • Sean Hayes, ‘Will & Grace’ (NBC)