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2018 Emmys: Donald Glover and Bill Hader could go head to head in FIVE categories – who will win?

An epic Emmy battle could happen between Donald Glover and Bill Hader this year

The 2018 Emmys will be full of exciting and competitive races once the nominations are announced on July 12th but none will be more interesting than the potential for Bill Hader and Donald Glover to go head to head in up to FIVE different categories.

Both are assured nominations for Actor in a Comedy Series – Hader for HBO’s Barry and Glover for FX’s Atlanta, where he won last year. Both are also creators and producers of their show so if both are nominated for Comedy Series there’s another face off.

When the Emmy nominating ballots were revealed on Monday, we found that the episodes submitted in directing and writing for both Atlanta and Barry are primed for nominations for both multi-hyphenates. Glover won the directing Emmy last year but lost the writing prize to Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe for Master of None, which did not air in the eligibility period this season.

Finally, both stars could also battle it out in Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for their hosting duties on Saturday Night Live. Hader has been nominated once for SNL in Guest and twice Supporting Actor. He is an Emmy winner for Animated Series as a producer South Park but has never won for his acting. For Glover, acting as both host and musical guest (as his alter ego Childish Gambino) should give him the upper hand in that category.

So, what do you think? If Glover and Hader go head to head in all of these categories, who comes out on top? Vote below!

Who Wins Best Comedy Series?

  • Donald Glover - Atlanta (72%, 34 Votes)
  • Bill Hader - Barry (28%, 13 Votes)

Total Voters: 47

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Who Wins Comedy Actor?

  • Donald Glover - Atlanta (53%, 25 Votes)
  • Bill Hader - Barry (47%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 47

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Who Wins Comedy Directing?

  • Donald Glover - Atlanta ("FUBU") (67%, 29 Votes)
  • Bill Hader - Barry ("Chapter One: Make Your Mark") (33%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

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Who Wins Comedy Writing?

  • Donald Glover - Atlanta ("Alligator Man") (55%, 24 Votes)
  • Bill Hader - Barry ("Chapter One: Make Your Mark") (45%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 44

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Who Wins Comedy Guest Actor?

  • Bill Hader - Saturday Night Live ("Host: Bill Hader") (64%, 29 Votes)
  • Donald Glover - Saturday Night Live ("Host: Donald Glover") (36%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 45

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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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