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Don­ald Glover, “At­lanta” An­thony An­der­son, “black-ish” Jef­frey Tam­bor, “Trans­par­ent” Aziz An­sari, “Mas­ter of None” Wil­liam H. Macy, “Shame­less” Thomas Mid­dled­itch, “Sil­i­con Val­ley” Prime con­tenders: Hank Azaria, “Brock­mire”; Will Forte, “The Last Man on Earth”; Ted Dan­son, “The Good Place”; Zach Gal­i­fi­anakis, “Bas­kets”; Neil Pa­trick Har­ris, “A Se­ries of Un­for­tu­nate Events”; Billy Eich­ner, “Dif­fi­cult Peo­ple” Anal­y­sis: The pre­dicted group has six of the seven nom­i­nated ac­tors from last year, with Glover sub­bing in for two-time nom­i­nee Forte. It wouldn’t be sur­pris­ing though to see Azaria, owner of six Em­mys (four for voice work in “The Simp­sons” and two for act­ing), nom­i­nated for his hi­lar­i­ous, vile and re­mark­ably em­pa­thetic ti­tle turn on IFC’s “Brock­mire.” And while it’s hard to say a 15-time Emmy nom­i­nee de­serves more love, it’d be nice to see Dan­son get some play for the de­light­ful first-year NBC se­ries “The Good Place.” Dan­son’s comic tim­ing re­mains im­pec­ca­ble, and the show’s fi­nale made his sub­tle act­ing choices through­out the sea­son all the more in­ter­est­ing.

Erika Doss IFC

HANK AZARIA is hi­lar­i­ous, vile and also em­pa­thetic in “Brock­mire.”

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