Tuesday, September 18, 2018

AFT Awards: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

This is the fourth category of the 12th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2017-2018 season. This year, I’m including a shorter list, with just nominees and a few finalists, if applicable. Nominees are pictured in the order I’ve ranked them.

Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Last year’s nominees: Kristen Bell, Ellie Kemper, Leighton Meester, Issa Rae, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Emmy nominees: Pamela Adlon, Rachel Brosnahan, Allison Janney, Issa Rae, Tracie Ellis Ross, Lily Tomlin

Finalists: Andrea Savage (I'm Sorry), Rose McIver (iZombie), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet), Natalie Zea (The Detour), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)

The nominees:
Jessica Barden (The End of the F***ing World)
Kristen Bell (The Good Place)
Alia Shawkat (Search Party)
Issa Rae (Insecure)

The winner:

Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) was singularly full of fast-talking energy and spirit, encapsulating her entire show with her social graces and wit.

Next up: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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