Friday, September 12, 2008

Emmy Winner Predictions: Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Going out of order with my predictions because the guest categories are awarded this Saturday. Nominees are pictured in alphabetical order.

If there’s anyone who can’t win here, I think it’s Sharon Gless. She shows up her weekly work on “Burn Notice” with an uber-creepy, extremely disturbing guest spot as a psychotic, murderous nut on “Nip/Tuck.” Good acting, I suppose, but I believe that voters, like me, will be extremely turned off by the show’s content. Diahann Carroll’s role is essentially just fluff on “Grey’s Anatomy,” and anyone taking this category seriously should easily dismiss her. Ellen Burstyn, who I’m sure is fantastic on “Big Love,” may miss out to the nature of the show and the need to regularly watch it to appreciate her performance (I haven’t seen it since I don’t watch the show). Angelica Huston is a big-name actress with an extremely dramatic role on a hit, Emmy-rewarded series, so she definitely stands a good chance to win for “Medium.” My bet, however, is recent Emmy winner Cynthia Nixon, who tackles multiple personalities during her guest stint on “Law & Order: SVU.”

Who should win: Cynthia Nixon
Who will win: Cynthia Nixon (alternate: Anjelica Huston)

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