The competition: Millie Bobby Brown’s superpowered child (Stranger Things), Claire Foy’s Queen Elizabeth (The Crown), Thandie Newton’s advanced host (Westworld), Winona Ryder’s frantic mother (Stranger Things), and Robin Wright’s cutthroat First Lady (House of Cards).
For your information: Only one nominee is a returning contender, and that’s Wright, who earns her third consecutive bid this year. Ryder was nominated once before, in 2011 for TV movie “When Love is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story.” This is the first nomination for Brown, Foy, and Newton. All but Wright are also nominated as part of their ensembles.
Who should win: I’ve only seen Newton and Wright, but they’re both spectacular choices.
Who will win: While I’d love to say Newton, I think that Wright is likelier to triumph as the one familiar face. I could be wrong, of course.