Thursday, July 12, 2018

Emmy Nominees: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

My predictions: 5/7, picking Chrissy Metz over Kirby and Strahovski

There are seven nominees in this category, but most notable is the omission of a sure thing from last year who had more than ample material this year: Chrissy Metz. This is the first time since “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2007 that one show has three nominees, with last year’s winner in this category, Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), last year’s winner in the guest category, Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale), and a very worthwhile new addition, Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale) representing the third-place nominations leader. I’m not sure that Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) needed to be on the list this year, while Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) and Thandie Newton (Westworld) were indisputably vital holdovers from last year. Rounding out the list is the one actress who won’t play the same role again in the future, Vanessa Kirby (The Crown), who definitely made the most of her time on the show.

Who should win? Newton is always terrific, and Brown was great, but I think I’d go with Strahovski.
Who will win? I suppose it could be Dowd again, and Newton might win too. My pick right now is Strahovski, though Bledel could easily end up the winner also.

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