POPSUGAR Entertainment Poll What Do You Think About the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy? by Entertainment 9/16/07 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Ricky Gervais won this year's Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy! He beat out Steve Carell, Alec Baldwin, Tony Shalhoub and Charlie Sheen. What do you think of this? Source Read More Outstanding Actor In A Comedy Series2007 Primetime Emmy AwardsBuzz PollTV POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get the scoop with our daily newsletter TV Young Hollywood Movies A-Listers Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. kristya 7 years Agreed! I like Steve but The Office just is not funny. Fab_Kitty 7 years Buzz, do you know which Extras episode was submitted on behalf of Gervais? I was hoping he would win and the ep. I had stuck in my mind for why he deserved the Emmy was the episode w/ David Bowie. So painfully funny! Moley25 7 years Extras is seriously hilarious. A lot of people just haven't seen it. If they had, they would understand! mrspiven 7 years i think he deserved it, but it was a tight race. why can't they give out two? purrtykitty 7 years alec baldwin totally deserved to win. extras looked funny and all, but alec carries 30 rock, so he should've gotten some recognition. i'd have been ok with tony shalhoub, too...i love monk and he's absolutely brilliant on the show. ebgirl 7 years This one was tough because I was rooting for everyone in this category except for Charlie Sheen. Also, I've heard Gervais is kind of an a**, so I would have preferred to see Steve Carell, Tony Shalhoub, or Alec Baldwin win in this category. I do like Extras though. pebby01 7 years i'm really happy ricky gerveis won. i think he deserved it Kellsters 7 years I'm in the Steve Carrell camp... he should have won the award, not just 'accepted' :) it for Gervais. Liz7757 7 years It was the last season of Extras, so I'm glad Ricky won. Steve Carrell will have more chances in the future. Linda-McP 7 years Gervais is a deserving winner, but I was cheering for Steve Carrell. Kellsters 7 years Steve Carrell made me laugh hysterically!! ayanaphil 7 years Alec or Steve should've taken this one. mcpro26 7 years dont know him, dont know the show so i guess i am undecided. dmblauren 7 years i wanted steve to win, but extras is HILARIOUS. and ricky is fantastic in it, so i think he deserved it. kapchis 7 years Charlie Sheen? Are you kidding me? That's not acting. Tony Shaloub phoned it in last year. He didn't even try. Alec Baldwin, much as I think he's the male counterpart to a chicken, absolutely ROCKED THE 30 ROCK HOUSE. Still, too early for those actors to start taking too much away from longstanding shows. Here's the thing about Steve Carrell (who I think is an incredible actor and I would personally leave my husband for- kidding): if he won, it would be a slap in the face to Ricky Gervais who originated the role. Ricky improvised that character and tweaked it to the perfect example for just the right actor- Steve Carrell. They kind of had to tip their hat to Ricky before they acknowledged The Office. Team Steve Carrell 08! lala788 7 years i watched Extra one time , didn't find it funny at all , i don't know why he won! orangejeans 7 years Steve Carell LeninaCrowne 7 years kudos to him for creating the original office. also love extras flutterpie 7 years :( i really wanted steve carrell to win Phil 7 years I can't really comment because to be honest, I haven't watched Extras. However, Steve Carell's pseudo-win was freakin' awesome! With all the nominations for the "Gay Witch Hunt" episode, I was afraid the three would engage in the most awekard three-way kiss. Ever. Cheer to not reliving that!