In Emmy tradition, all guest nominees were required to nominate their episode submissions on the initial nomination paper, so we already know all of the entries for the nominees for Best Guest Comedy Actor. (Conversely, leads and supporters choose their payouts after nominations.) The 2021 Emmy nominees for this category are Alec baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”), Dave chappelle (“Saturday Night Live”), Morgan freeman (“The Kominsky method”), Daniel Kaluuya (“Saturday Night Live”) and Dan Levy (“Saturday Night Live”). Scroll down to see which episodes Emmy voters will watch to judge the nominees’ performances.
Baldwin’s submission for “Saturday Night Live” is “Host: Dave Chappelle,” which aired November 7 on NBC as the sixth episode of Season 46. Emmy Bulletin Description: “Into the Cold Opening of Biden Victory, Beck, as Wolf Blitzer, talks about election results, and we hear Alec Baldwin, as Trump; Jim Carrey, as Joe Biden; Maya Rudolph, as Kamala Harris; Alex, as John King, and Chloe, as Kayleigh McEnany This is Baldwin’s 20th career Emmy nomination and has already won for “30 Rock” (twice) and “SNL” (once).
Chappelle’s submission for “Saturday Night Live” is “Host: Dave Chappelle,” which aired Nov. 7 on NBC as the sixth episode of Season 46. Emmy Bulletin Description: “In a Sixteen Monologue minutes, Chappelle tackles race and politics in America right after a controversial election. Parodies include the 35th anniversary of Super Mario and publicity directors who dismiss stereotypical black characters like Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima and Count Chocula Two live performances by Foo Fighters This is Chappelle’s 10th career Emmy nomination. He had previously won for “SNL”, “Dave Chappelle: Equanimity” and “Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones” (both times).
Freeman’s submission for “The Kominsky Method” is “Chapter 20. Round Toes, Tall Shoes,” which aired May 28 on Netflix as the fourth episode of Season 3. Emmy ballot description: Morgan Freeman plays a fictional version of himself and comes into Sandy’s life when Margaret gets a supporting role in her new TV series. This is Freeman’s third Emmy nomination after ‘God’s Story With Morgan Freeman ”and“ The Emperor ”.
Kaluuya’s submission for “Saturday Night Live” is “Host: Daniel Kaluuya,” which aired April 3 on NBC as the 16th episode of Season 46. Emmy Ballot Description: “Daniel Talks About His Goof accepting an award at the Golden Globes during his monologue Parodies include a talk show by Britney Spears, Daniel as a game show host trying to convince African Americans to take the vaccine and the “Scatergories.” Two Saint-Vincent’s live performance is Kaluuya’s first career Emmy nomination.
Levy’s submission for “Saturday Night Live” is “Host: Dan Levy,” which aired February 6 on NBC as the 11th episode of Season 46. Emmy Bulletin Description: “Dan Walks Around The studio “SNL” to show how the show is produced during Covid with superior protection. Parodies include a Super Bowl pre-game show and party; a Universal Studios tour and a movie commercial for Zillow where the ads are sultry. Two live performances by Phoebe Bridgers. This is Levy’s sixth career Emmy nomination. He has won four times in 2020 for “Schitt’s Creek” (production, acting, writing, directing ).
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