“Pick your Diamond Dog—that was the challenge Emmy voters gave themselves when they nominated a striking four men from Ted Lasso in the comedy-supporting-actor category.
“And pick one they did—the clear standout of the bunch, Brett Goldstein for his irascible, meme-able Roy Kent. Clearly, proving himself as a human male was all it took to cement his victory.
“Because of the rabid nature of television fandom and the Emmys’ system of voting—which, rather than ranked choice, just checks off one person per ballot—splitting is a common problem for popular shows.
“Too many stars from a hit get nominated, and those fans who nominated all of them suddenly have to choose a favorite. Not infrequently, their favorites differ considerably enough to pave the way for a surprise.”
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