Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Emmy Nominees: Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series

My predictions: 3/6, missing Comer, Oh, and Zendaya

I think I was still reeling from the shocking snub of past winner Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale) to fully appreciate the wonderful and totally unexpected inclusion of Zendaya (Euphoria), whose show also earned a few technical bids. It’s nice to see her here, especially because her chances weren’t strong. I’m frustrated that, after I initially predicted them both, I decided in the end to take Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) and Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) out of my picks. They were both good but I don’t think they needed to be here this time (I thought Nicole Kidman would be, though she’s also absent). The rest of the field is expected, and, unless Zendaya surges, will battle it out for the win: Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show), Olivia Colman (The Crown), and Laura Linney (Ozark). There are so many more actresses that could have been nominated here, but this list does include some very impressive talent.

Who should win? I might actually pick Zendaya!
Who will win? I’ll give the edge to Linney right now.

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