The competition: Uzo Aduba’s hyperactive inmate (Orange is the New Black), Jane Fonda’s retired socialite (Grace and Frankie), Ellie Kemper’s impressionable cult escapee (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ sarcastic vice-president (Veep), and Lily Tomlin’s frou-frou senior citizen (Grace and Frankie).
For your information: Aduba has won this award the past two years. This is Kemper’s second nomination. This is Louis-Dreyfus’ fourth consecutive nomination for this role, and her eleventh overall. She won in 2014 for “Veep” and twice for “Seinfeld.” Tomlin was nominated in 2002 for “The West Wing.” Surprisingly, this is Fonda’s first nomination. Aduba and Louis-Dreyfus are both nominated as part of their ensembles.
Who should win: I like Aduba or Kemper.
Who will win: I think Aduba makes it three in a row.