Our odds are in Dan Levy’s favor for his ‘Schitt’s Creek’ turn, but Golden Globe history is not

Our odds are in Dan Levy’s favor for his ‘Schitt’s Creek’ turn, but Golden Globe history is not
Dan Levy can’t duplicate his quadruple Emmy wins at the Golden Globes since the Hollywood Foreign Press Association doesn’t have two of those categories, but he is predicted to take home two: as a producer on Best Comedy Series front-runner “Schitt’s Creek” and in Best TV Supporting Actor. If he pulls off the latter, he will definitely have the last laugh.

A Levy victory for his Emmy-winning performance would mark only the fourth time this century that the category has gone to an actor from a comedy. Robert Downey Jr. did it in 2001 for his comeback on “Ally McBeal,” followed by “Entourage’s” Jeremy Piven in 2008, aka the year of the writers’ strike, and most recently, “Glee” star Chris Colfer in 2011. So, yes, it’d be a decade between funny men triumphs.

Comedies struggle in the Globes’ TV supporting categories, which combine all genres, and they’re unsurprisingly
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