Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Emmy Nominees: Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

My predictions: 4/6, missing Bassett and Rudolph’s second bid

A few things happened here that aren’t all that crazy but I didn’t expect. First, Angela Bassett (A Black Lady Sketch Show) returned to the lineup after a three-year hiatus (here last in 2017 for “Master of None”) for a variety series other than “Saturday Night Live.” Laverne Cox (Curb Your Enthusiasm) ended up with another drama nomination for “Orange is the New Black” instead of being recognized here. Maya Rudolph (The Good Place) didn’t just earn her third consecutive bid for that show, she also earned a second nomination for “Saturday Night Live.” Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Saturday Night Live) had the opportunity to do the same, but “Run” didn’t rack up any accolades. Wanda Sykes (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) earned her third overall bid in this category, but for a different role after being recognized previously for “Black-ish.” And, especially after watching the second season of her show, which is of course not what’s in contention, it’s lamentable to see only Bette Midler (The Politician) nominated without her fabulous and equally deserving costar Judith Light.

Who should win? I’ve only seen half of these performances, so no comment just yet.
Who will win? I think Sykes wins.

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