Sunday, July 8, 2018

Emmy Predictions: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy 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: Vanessa Bayer, Anna Chlumsky, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Jones, Judith Light, Kate McKinnon

The competition: Count out half of last year’s nominees automatically, with Chlumsky’s show on an extended hiatus and both Bayer and Hahn having departed from their series. Two-time winner Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) is the only sure thing to return, while costar Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live) is a distinct possibility. Judith Light (Transparent) didn’t have nearly the same showcase in season four as she did in season three, and she’s actually likely to be booted for costar Gaby Hoffman (Transparent) just like she was in season one. Two-time winner Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) shouldn’t have much trouble earning her eighth nomination following her series’ triumphant return, and the odds for three-time winner Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), who earned a staggering three separate acting nominations two years ago, and two-time nominee Sara Gilbert (Roseanne) have gone up exponentially following their show’s cancellation and the news that they will both be part of a new spinoff without the title character. New possibilities include Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), and Betty Gilpin (GLOW). Past nominees Jessica Walter (Arrested Development) and Jane Krakowski (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) could rejoin the lineup. Zazie Beetz (Atlanta), Andrea Martin (Great News), Rita Moreno (One Day at a Time), and Rosie O’Donnell (SMILF) will all surely earn votes and could sneak onto the list as well.

The predicted nominees: Borstein, Gilbert, Hinkle, McKinnon, Metcalf, Mulllally

The predicted winner: I’ll go with Metcalf.

Next up: Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series