Tuesday, September 22, 2020

AFT Awards: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

This is the eighth 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 Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Last year’s nominees: Nazanin Boniadi, April Bowlby, Keeley Hawes, Susan Kelechi Watson, Maisie Williams

Emmy nominees: Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern, Julia Garner, Thandie Newton, Sarah Snook, Fiona Shaw, Meryl Streep, Samira Wiley

Finalists: Laura Dern (Big Little Lies), Holly Hunter (Succession), Rhea Seehorn (Better Call Saul), Janet McTeer (Ozark), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Morning Show), Indya Moore (Pose), Sydney Sweeney (Euphoria), Stephanie Allynne (The L Word: Generation Q), Julia Garner (Ozark), Sarah Snook (Succession), Maya Hawke (Stranger Things)

The nominees:

Bel Powley (The Morning Show)
Dominique Jackson (Pose)
Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown)
Thandie Newton (Westworld)

The winner:

Hunter Schafer (Euphoria) crafted one of the most intriguing characters on a show filled with mesmerizing personalities, putting up shields to protect herself while allowing Jules to be vulnerable even knowing the risks it brought.

Next up: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

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