Tuesday, January 20, 2015

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Female Actor in a Drama Series

The competition: Claire Danes’ eccentric CIA agent (Homeland), Viola Davis’ fearsome legal educator (How to Get Away with Murder), Julianne Margulies’ maternal lawyer (The Good Wife), Tatiana Maslany’s many clones (Orphan Black), Maggie Smith’s wise-cracking countess (Downton Abbey), and Robin Wright’s cutthroat political wife (House of Cards).

For your information: Danes won this award two years ago and receives her third nomination this year. Margulies is back after being snubbed last year and nominated every year before that. She won in 2009 and 2010. Smith won last year on her second nomination. Wright was nominated for “Empire Falls” in 2005. Davis was nominated in 2008 for her film work in “Doubt” and won in 2011 for “The Help.” Maslany is here for the first time. Danes, Smith, and Wright are also nominated as part of their ensembles. The Golden Globe wines in the corresponding categories, Ruth Wilson and Joanne Froggatt, aren’t nominated here.

Who should win: Maslany, obviously

Who will win: I’d love to say Maslany, but I think Davis will win this, though honestly any of them except for Danes probably could.

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