2012: Jon Cryer for Two And a Half Males
For the document, we predict Jon Cryer is a righteous dude. We’re nonetheless ticked off that Molly Ringwald selected that wealthy preppie a-hole over Duckie. However come on, Excellent Lead Actor in a Comedy? Not in 2012. And by no means for Two and a Half Males.
The enduring mediocrity of the long-running sitcom was solely half of the confusion. Cryer’s Alex Harper, mainly a milquetoast second banana to Charlie Sheen’s peacocking Charlie, beat out a murderers’ row of comedian skills, together with Steve Carell (extra on him later), Alec Baldwin, Larry David, and a pre-controversy Louis C.Okay. Google “worst Emmy win ever” and also you’ll see we’re not alone on this.
Cryer’s win got here within the 12 months following Sheen’s historic public meltdown, a sizzling mess of rehab and tiger blood. Maybe the award was merely the voters’ manner of claiming, “dude, we don’t know the way you place up with all that hashtag-winning.”
2010-2014: Fashionable Household
Generally Emmy voters are simply freaking lazy. Why hassle watching six or seven reveals when you’ll be able to tick the field subsequent to the comedy that gained final 12 months? It have to be good since we voted for it earlier than! This lackadaisical model of voting lethargy took maintain within the Nineteen Nineties when Frasier took residence the prize 5 years working. Dr. Crane and his neurotic mates have been humorous sufficient, however not five-years-in-a-row humorous.