Bill Hader (‘Barry’) would be the first HBO series lead actor to win multiple Emmys since that Other mobster

HBO has been an Emmy juggernaut for so long that it might be surprising to learn only one lead actor has ever won multiple times for a series on the premium network: James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos”). But he might finally have company this year. Bill Hader (“Barry”) is the front-runner to win his second straight Best Comedy Actor prize for playing another killer in the mob world. I guess crime really does pay.

It came as a surprise to many when Hader won in 2018. He defeated Donald Glover, who had prevailed in 2017 for “Atlanta” and was widely considered the front-runner again. But “Atlanta” didn’t air any new episodes this past season, so now Hader has the category all to himself. He was only the second HBO actor ever to win Best Comedy Actor, following Ricky Gervais (“Extras”) in 2007. Now he gets leading odds of 7/2 to do it again based
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