Thursday, July 16, 2015

Emmy Nominees: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

My predictions: 3/6, picking only Aduba, Headey, and Hendricks

Interestingly enough, this category is actually composed entirely of returning nominees. Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), who won a comedy guest actress trophy last year, is now the only regular player from her show to earn a bid. Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), who was nominated two years ago and honestly does not deserve to be here, joins Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) for her second consecutive and much more legitimate nomination. Christine Baranski (The Good Wife) survived the snubbing of several of her costars to earn another nomination, and Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) is here for the last time. In the biggest shock, Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), who won a Golden Globe earlier this year, is back but without her revered costar Maggie Smith, who I still find to be one of the sharpest and best parts of her show. I would argue in a heartbeat that both Ann Dowd and Carrie Coon of “The Leftovers” were better than this entire bunch, even Hendricks, and I'm also surprised that Kate Mulgrew isn't here. Oh well.

Who should win? Aduba, Headey, or Hendricks
Who will win? I'd love to see it be Hendricks, but I think it will be Headey or Aduba.

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