Friday, July 6, 2018

Emmy Predictions: Best Supporting 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: Uzo Aduba, Millie Bobby Brown, Ann Dowd, Chrissy Metz, Thandie Newton, Samira Wiley

The competition: All but one of last year’s nominees are in the running again, with Wiley headed to the guest category and likely to have her spot filled by Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale), promoted from the guest race. Two-time winner Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) returned with a nomination last year after being snubbed the year before, and she’s the most vulnerable since her show has fallen out of favor with Emmy voters in almost all other categories. The other four nominees are pretty safe: winner Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Chrissy Metz (This Is Us), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), and Thandie Newton (Westworld), and so it’s hard to decide which of them will be knocked out. Though former nominee Emilia Clarke has been promoted to the lead category, her costars Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) are back in contention after their show took a season off last year. Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones), Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale), and Susan Kelechi Watson (This Is Us) could also join previously nominated costars thanks to expanded plotlines this season, and the same goes for Vanessa Kirby (The Crown). Veteran guest nominee and winner Margo Martindale (The Americans) could also earn a farewell promotion to this category.

The predicted nominees: Bledel, Brown, Dowd, Headey, Metz, Newton

The predicted winner: I think Bledel wins this time.

Next up: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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