The 2011 EWwy Awards: Who should win Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy?
It was tough to pare down the supporting actor comedy category for this year’s EWwy Awards. After the Emmy noms were announced, the “NICK OFFERMAN WAS ROBBED” comments appeared so early and often on EW.com that in my mind, Ron Swanson is the poster manchild for the EWwys. (Victory over him, Ron Swanson, would be the rarest jewel of all.) Virtually every dude on Community and Parks and Recreation should have been a candidate according to your nominations, not to mention the dozens of other funny guys on TV. We reluctantly narrowed the field to six. Watch them below, then flip through all of this year’s EWwy nominees in our photo gallery.
Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation
The only thing better than Ben’s severe awkwardness is watching Scott self-consciously react to said awkwardness — just for a split second — every single time.
Charlie Day, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
He’s like an enthusiastic, hilarious puppy you could just watch react to things all day. Focus, Charlie!
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Season 6 showed us an unexpected (but welcome) serious side of quippy, womanizing Barney as he met his real father and may have found true love. (If the video doesn’t work, watch it at CBS.com.)
Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation
Ron Swanson is a hamburger, made of meat, on a bun, with nothing. You’re goddamn right he’ll win. (Also not to be missed: NBC’s amazing reel of Ron Swanson vs. Food.)
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live
With spot-on impressions (Dateline‘s Keith Morrison, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Charlie Sheen) and the emergence of original character city correspondent Stefon, Hader has absolutely become the MVP of SNL. He’s got fists like little empanadas!
Danny Pudi, Community
The elf maiden/dungeon master’s work in “Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” was cool, cool, cool. (And yes, this clip would be even more appropriate to demonstrate why Alison Brie/Hector the Well-Endowed deserves a EWwy, too.)
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