Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SAG Nominees: Best Female Actor in a Drama Series

My predictions: 1/5, picking only Wright
Who’s missing: Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Keri Russell (The Americans), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld)

Whoa. My theory about SAG not nominating new shows is really a thing, but it didn’t play out at all this year thanks to HBO and Netflix. Robin Wright (House of Cards), who was snubbed by the Golden Globes on Monday, is the one holdover from last year. Joining her are actresses from three new shows, which is really something. Unfortunately, I don’t watch two of them, but I guess I better start. Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) wasn’t cited by Globe voters, but her costar Winona Ryder was. Claire Foy (The Crown) and Thandie Newton (Westworld) were both Globe-nominated, and it’s interesting, but totally fine, to not see Newton’s costar Wood here. I’d say this is a cool list, but I honestly haven’t seen most of these performances, so some catching up is in order.

Who could win? Who the hell knows? Maybe Newton?

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