Thursday, July 12, 2018

Emmy Nominees: Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series


My predictions: 4/6, picking Mandy Moore and Emilia Clarke over Maslany and Oh

I cheered when I heard Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) announced as a nominee since I had figured that, even though she won the last time her show was eligible, she would be completely forgotten about. That made me very happy. I wasn’t quite as thrilled about the inclusion of Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) since I think her costar Jodie Comer would have been much more deserving of a nomination. It’s a shame that Mandy Moore got left out, especially since another costar of hers was surprisingly snubbed, leaving just four men as the acting nominees from their show. The other four are all back from last year, along with their series: Claire Foy (The Crown) and Keri Russell (The Americans), both competing for the last time, and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) and last year’s winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale).

Who should win? Maslany would be a great choice for a repeat win, and so would Moss.
Who will win? I’ll still go with Foy, whose show performed pretty well in other categories, though Moss is just as possible.