Monday, September 21, 2020

AFT Awards: Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

This is the fourth category of the 14th Annual AFT Television Awards, my personal choices for the best in television during the 2019-2020 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: Christina Applegate, Rachel Brosnahan, Regina Hall, Emmy Rossum, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Emmy nominees: Christina Applegate, Rachel Brosnahan, Linda Cardellini, Catherine O’Hara, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross

Finalists: Andy Allo (Upload), Issa Rae (Insecure), Daisy Haggard (Breeders), Ginnifer Goodwin (Why Women Kill), Abby McEnany (Work in Progress), Aidy Bryant (Shrill), Pamela Adlon (Better Things), Lucy Liu (Why Women Kill), Zoe Kravitz (High Fidelity)

The nominees:
Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me)
Elle Fanning (The Great
Merritt Wever (Run)
Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
The winner:

Esther Smith (Trying) brought remarkable sweetness and generosity to Nikki, a woman whose desire to be a parent never outweighed the compassion she felt to anyone else in her life.

Next up: Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

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