Tuesday, January 22, 2019

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series

The competition: Alex Borstein’s sarcastic manager (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Alison Brie’s wrestler actress (GLOW), Rachel Brosnahan’s budding comic (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Jane Fonda’s retired executive (Grace and Frankie), and Lily Tomlin’s eccentric artist (Grace and Frankie).

For your information: This is the third consecutive nomination for both Fonda and Tomlin, who was previously nominated for “The West Wing.” This is the second consecutive bid for Brie. Brosnahan, who took home the Emmy, Golden Globe, and Critics’ Choice Award, was previously nominated as part of the “House of Cards” ensemble in 2014. Borstein contended as part of the ensemble for the film “Good Night, and Good Luck” in 2005. Brie, Brosnahan, and Borstein are nominated as part of their ensembles this year. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, the two-time defending champ in this category, is not nominated because her show doesn’t return until later in 2019. Out of eight times that two women from the same show have contended for this prize, none have resulted in wins, but this is the first time that two shows have multiple nominees.

Who should win? Though I haven’t seen any of this season of Brie’s work, I liked her a lot in season one. Fonda and Tomlin are great as usual, but Borstein and Brosnahan were particularly excellent this season, and I’d be happy to see either of them win.

Who will win? I think Brosnahan will take this since her role is the most clear lead one.

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