Sunday, October 27, 2019

AFT Awards: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

This is the fourth category of the 13th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2018-2019 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: Jessica Barden, Kristen Bell, Rachel Brosnahan, Issa Rae, Alia Shawkat

Emmy nominees: Christina Applegate, Rachel Brosnahan, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Natasha Lyonne, Catherine O’Hara, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Finalists: Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Geraldine Viswanathan (Miracle Workers), Issa Rae (Insecure), Desiree Akhavan (The Bisexual)

The nominees:
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Regina Hall (Black Monday)
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Emmy Rossum (Shameless)

The winner:

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) was tremendously watchable in every scene as she found a new obsession and discovered very surprising possibilities she didn’t know existed.

Next up: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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