Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Emmy Nominees: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 5/6, missing O’Hara

I, like everyone else, did not foresee Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek) cracking this list, but I’ll be sure to check out the show. I’m surprised that Pamela Adlon didn’t make the cut when many expected her show, which was shut out, to earn a bid for Best Comedy Series. Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) scored, as did her show in a really big way. I guess I’ll have to keep watching after the first episode. Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) also has reason to celebrate, and I really need to watch the second season of her show after loving the first. I’m ecstatic about Christina Applegate (Dead to Me) making the cut, and I wish Linda Cardellini was here with her too. None of these nominees matter too much since it should still be a battle between last year’s winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and six-time consecutive winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep). I like all these nominees even if I might have included a few other names.

Who should win? I haven’t watched enough of half of these nominees, so I’ll hold off judgment until I see more. I don’t think Louis-Dreyfus needs to win again though.
Who will win? I’m still going to bet on Louis-Dreyfus even though Brosnahan might be a smarter choice given her show’s overall performance.

No comments: