Sunday, July 10, 2016

Emmy Predictions: Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series


The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 14th. As always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Khandi Alexander, Rachel Brosnahan, Allison Janney, Margo Martindale, Diana Rigg, Cicely Tyson

The competition: Alexander and Brosnahan didn’t appear on their shows this past year, and Rigg did but wasn’t submitted. Count on the other three – Janney, Martindale, and Tyson – all to return, though Tyson faces some competition from another guest spot she had on “House of Cards.” Three heavyweights who have all been nominated before in this category for other series - Whoopi Goldberg (Law and Order: SVU), Ellen Burstyn (House of Cards), and Kate Burton (Madam Secretary) – are the likeliest to join them. Other possibilities include past nominees Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black), Kata Mara (House of Cards), and Carrie Preston (The Good Wife), as well as a slew of other contenders like Stockard Channing (The Good Wife), Judy Greer (Masters of Sex), Laurie Metcalf (Horace and Pete), Rita Moreno (Grey’s Anatomy), Lesley Nicol (The Catch), and Mary Steenburgen (Orange is the New Black).

The predicted nominees: Kate Burton, Ellen Burstyn, Whoopi Goldberg, Allison Janney, Margo Martindale, Cicely Tyson

The predicted winner: Janney