Wednesday, December 9, 2015

SAG Nominees: Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 3/5, picking Bowen and Janney over Kemper and Poehler
Who’s missing: Julie Bowen, Allison Janney

This category is actually a nice treat, swapping out one of last year’s perennial nominees and an overhyped SAG winner for two superb inclusions, one for her last hurrah and one for her first time. Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) was nominated last year and I didn’t expect her to return, so woohoo! And Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) scored here when Emmy voters nominated everyone else on the show, none of whom got recognized by SAG. They join last year’s winner Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) for her last nomination for this role, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep). I don’t regularly watch “Nurse Jackie,” but even so this is a great list.

Who could win? I’m going to optimistically say Poehler even though it probably won’t be her.

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