Monday, December 10, 2018

SAG Predictions: Best Female Actor in a Drama Series

Last year’s nominees: Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Claire Foy (The Crown), Laura Linney (Ozark), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Brown and two-time defending champ Foy won’t be back since their shows didn’t air in 2018. Robin Wright (House of Cards) is very likely to return for the final season of her show to earn her fifth consecutive nomination despite missing out a Golden Globe bid. Laura Linney (Ozark) showing up again is less guaranteed, and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), who is all but certain to earn another bid, might be joined by any of the three women from her show nominated in the supporting Emmy category. Thandie Newton (Westworld), a nominee two years ago, should be back. Keri Russell (The Americans) could become a first-time nominee for the final season of her show, and high-profile new contenders Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) and Julia Roberts (Homecoming) could also crack the list despite freshman series rarely getting honored in this race, but I’m betting, riskily, that it won’t happen. I’d love to see Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) here too, but the fact that she missed out on a Globe bid gives me serious pause. Maybe there will even be room for supporting actress Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale) or Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale).

Current predictions:
Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Keri Russell (The Americans)
Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

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