Monday, July 9, 2018

Emmy Predictions: Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, July 12th. As always, chime in below in the comments with any thoughts of your own.

Last year’s nominees: Alexis Bledel, Laverne Cox, Margo Martindale, Shannon Purser, Cicely Tyson, Alison Wright

The competition: Last year’s winner, Bledel, has been promoted to the supporting category, and in her absence, three contenders from her show are likely to get nominated: last year’s supporting nominee Samara Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) and one-shot guest stars Marisa Tomei (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Cherry Jones (The Handmaid’s Tale). Last year’s nominees Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black) and Cicely Tyson (How to Get Away with Murder) are on the ballot again, as is three-time nominee Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones). Past nominees Viola Davis (Scandal) and Kerry Washington (How to Get Away with Murder) could take advantage of series crossovers to score new nominations here, and Margo Martindale (The Good Fight), Elizabeth Perkins (This Is Us), and Carrie Preston (The Good Fight) could all benefit from showcases in new roles after earlier career nominations. Pam Grier (This Is Us), Jodi Balfour (The Crown), and Rinko Kikuchi (Westworld) could also siphon votes for memorable guest spots.

The predicted nominees: Balfour, Jones, Rigg, Tomey, Tyson, Wiley

The predicted winner: Everyone seems to think it will be Rigg.

Next up: Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series