Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Emmy Nominees: Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

My predictions: 4/6, missing Cox and Walter

Four of these women were nominated last year, and a fifth won this award three years ago. The new addition is Harriet Walter (Succession), whose role may not have been substantial but who did have a banner year with additional parts on “Killing Eve” and “Belgravia.” Cherry Jones (Succession) is here for a different show after winning for “The Handmaid’s Tale” last year, and Phylicia Rashad (This Is Us) returns with a consecutive bid. After a nomination for her show’s second season in the supporting race, Alexis Bledel (The Handmaid’s Tale) is back here for an affecting performance in its third. This marks the fourth bid for Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), whose show I have to finish since I didn’t get past the premiere episode of the final season because I was overloaded when it debuted, and the fifth for Cicely Tyson (How to Get Away with Murder), still going strong at ninety-five years old. I’ll note for anyone who didn’t watch the nominations announcement this morning that Cox finding out about her bid was the most awkward part since she had to feign surprise when presenter Leslie Jones told her that she got nominated but not for which role (she was also on the ballot for three comedies, including “Curb Your Enthusiasm”).

Who should win? I haven’t watched Tyson or Cox’s episodes. At this point, I’d pick Bledel or Jones.
Who will win? I think Tyson finally wins.

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