Friday, July 14, 2017

Emmy Nominees: Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

My predictions: 4/6, picking Kim Dickens and Carrie Preston over Dowd and Purser

Well, this list is a little different, which is nice. We have the return of Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), one of just two nominations for a show that, in season one, earned twelve bids, and of Cicely Tyson (How to Get Away with Murder). Two nominees that have long been waiting in the wings are finally here, Alison Wright (The Americans) and Ann Dowd (The Leftovers), a double nominee this year whose inclusion is welcome but hardly fitting as literally the lone nomination her show received over the course of its three seasons. I haven’t seen Shannon Purser (Stranger Things), so more thoughts on that soon. And then there’s Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale), who I had initially thought would be competing in the supporting category but so deserves a nomination wherever Emmy voters deem appropriate.

Who should win? I’m missing half this list, so for now I’ll say Bledel but likely need to revisit once I’ve watched the rest.
Who will win? I’ll pick Bledel optimistically for now.

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