Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SAG Nominees: Best Female Actor in a Drama Series

My predictions: 3/6
Who’s missing?: Kerry Washington (Scandal), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Freak Show)

I couldn’t be more ecstatic for a sixth nominee. I thought all hope was lost for the masses to recognize the brilliance of Tatiany Maslany (Orphan Black), and then here she shows up! It’s very exciting. And she managed to do it while still leaving room for a rare first-year network drama to place - Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) – and a past nominee to be welcomed back - Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife). Joining them are perennial nominees Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) and Claire Danes (Homeland), and a first-time nominee who won the corresponding Golden Globe prize last year, Robin Wright (House of Cards). Six nominees for Best Actress always means a shocking snub, and that’s Kerry Washington, who only earned her first nomination last year and has now been unceremoniously dismissed. If I still watched the show, I might be more broken up about it.

Who could win? I would love to say Maslany, but I’d actually bet on Davis, with Margulies and Wright close behind.

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