Friday, July 14, 2017

Emmy Nominees: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

My predictions: 3/7, missing Aduba, Dowd, and Wiley

This category is notable for a few reasons. The first is that, even though only two of last year’s nominees were eligible, this lineup is entirely different. Only one nominee, Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black), who previously won twice, is from a returning show. She’s not necessarily the one I would have picked to honor from her show, though she is a good choice. One of the actresses I would have selected got nominated for another series, and that’s Samara Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), joining Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale) recognizing a terrific series and two superb supporting actresses in excellent roles. I still have to watch Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) to see what all the buzz is about, and Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) was an expected choice. I’m extremely relieved that Thandie Newton (Westworld) made the cut since she was so incredible on her show.

Who should win? I need to watch Brown, but I’m all about Newton right now.
Who will win? It’s a competitive category – I’ll give the edge to Brown but may change that after I’ve seen her show.

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