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Emmys 2018: Experts say Iain Armitage (‘Young Sheldon’) could become youngest Comedy Actor nominee in history

Emmys 2018: Experts say Iain Armitage (‘Young Sheldon’) could become youngest Comedy Actor nominee in history

Will Iain Armitage (“Young Sheldon”) make Emmy history with a nomination for Best Comedy Actor? He turns 10-years-old this year, so if he makes the cut this summer he’ll be the youngest nominee in the history of the category and the second youngest nominee in Primetime Emmy history. Now a couple of the Expert journalists we’ve polled thus far are predicting exactly that.

To date there have only been two Comedy Actor nominees under the age of 18: Fred Savage contended for “The Wonder Years” in 1989 when he was 13, and Frankie Muniz was up for “Malcolm in the Middle” in 2001 when he was 15. The Primetime Emmys have long been hesitant to recognize child actors, with a few exceptions. Roxana Zal (“Something About Amelia”) became the youngest champ when she prevailed for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress in 1984 at age 14. And Kristy McNichol (“Family”) won Best Drama Supporting Actress

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