Thursday, July 12, 2018

Emmy Nominees: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 4/6, picking Alison Brie and Debra Messing over Adlon and Rae

One of my cheers today was for Issa Rae (Insecure), who showed up with a surprise nomination today given no enthusiasm anywhere else for her show. It’s a well-deserved inclusion. Though I don’t watch her show, it’s a shame that Brie didn’t get nominated when her show picked up ten nominations. Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) was a sure thing, and her show performed pretty much as well as expected. The other four nominees are all back from last year, with just one of them nominated along with her show, Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish). Pamela Adlon (Better Things) managed a repeat nomination for her show, along with Allison Janney (Mom) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie).

Who should win? I don’t watch Ross or Janney’s shows regularly, but Brosnahan is the clear pick here, even though Rae winning would be exciting too.
Who will win? Without Brie in the race, I think that Brosnahan can officially become the first new winner in this category in a number of years thanks to Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ absence.

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