Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Emmy Nominees: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

My predictions: 6/8, missing Shaw and Wiley

There was so much room in this category to make sure that Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul) finally got nominated after so many consecutive snubs. I can’t take issue with the inclusion of Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve) since she really was fantastic this season, but I can’t understand the selection of past guest acting winner Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale) over her costars Ann Dowd and Yvonne Strahovski, or over my other prediction, Janet McTeer (Ozark). Despite their show being snubbed pretty much everywhere else, both Laura Dern (Big Little Lies) and Meryl Streep (Big Little Lies) did get in. The same goes for past winner Thandie Newton (Westworld), who was excellent this season. The other three nominees have strong support for their shows: Sarah Snook (Succession), Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown), and last year’s winner Julia Garner (Ozark). Not a bad list overall, even if I would have included a handful of other actresses.

Who should win? Carter, Dern, or Newton
Who will win? I give the edge to Carter over Streep and Snook.

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