Wednesday, December 14, 2016

SAG Nominees: Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 4/5, picking Parker over Fonda
Who’s missing: Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Tracie Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin)

Like the male comedy actor race, this category held true to SAG standards in stark contradiction to the drama fields. This list includes all three eligible nominees from last year: Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), snubbed by both Emmy and Globe voters this past year, Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), not yet nominated for a Globe, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), the one actress on this list who was also nominated for a Globe this year. Joining them we have not one but two stars of a show in its second season: Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie). Only Tomlin has earned accolades thus far for the show, so it’s fun to see them both included in a lineup that was never going to have Bloom or Rodriguez in it and therefore is actually pretty good in my book.

Who could win? It’s been two in a row for Aduba, and I think she could easily win again.

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