Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Emmy Predictions: Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 18th. Please refer to my Emmy musings for this category for a detailed analysis of the contenders, and, as always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Elizabeth Banks, Kathy Bates, Margaret Cho, Dot-Marie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph

The competition: From among last year’s nominees, count on Melissa McCarthy (Saturday Night Live) and Elizabeth Banks (Modern Family) returning. I’m not so sure about Dot-Marie Jones (Glee), who I think will be replaced by Sarah Jessica Parker (Glee). Past nominee Elaine Stritch (30 Rock) is likely to be back for her show’s final year, and she could be joined by a handful of costars: Octavia Spencer, Megan Mullally or Chloe Grace Moretz. Both Melissa Leo (Louie) and Parker Posey (Louie) could be nominated, as could Isla Fisher (Arrested Development) and Liza Minnelli (Arrested Development). Watch out for a nominee from last year now found in a new category: Kristen Wiig, nominated for the past few years in the supporting race.

The predicted nominees: Elizabeth Banks, Melissa Leo, Melissa McCarthy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elaine Stritch, Kristen Wiig

The predicted winner: Parker

Next up: Best Directing for a Drama Series

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