Friday, July 14, 2017

Emmy Nominees: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 5/7, picking Issa Rae over Adlon and Fonda

I’m over the snubs of CW show stars since I expected those fully, and therefore the only disappointment was the omission of Issa Rae, an actress I thought had a good shot here. Instead, we saw another fun pick, Pamela Adlon (Better Things), who I had completely forgotten about since her show aired so many months ago. I like here and think it’s a good role, so I’m happy about that. Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie) also got to join her costar Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie), earning her first nomination, for the show’s third season. Allison Janney (Mom) got promoted from the supporting category, joining returning nominees Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), and Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep). This list doesn’t look much like mine will, but it’s a decent lineup.

Who should win? I don’t watch Janney’s show. I think I’d vote for Kemper at this point.
Who will win? I’m disappointed to say that Louis-Dreyfus is all but guaranteed to triumph again.

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