Tuesday, September 22, 2020

AFT Awards: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

This is the tenth 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 Comedy Series
Last year’s nominees: Hiam Abbass, Alex Borstein, Linda Cardellini, Sian Clifford, Marin Hinkle

Emmy nominees: Alex Borstein, D’Arcy Carden, Betty Gilpin, Marin Hinkle, Kate McKinnon, Annie Murphy, Yvonne Orji, Cecily Strong

Finalists: Tawny Newsome (Space Force), Suzy Nakamura (Avenue 5), Zoe Chao (Love Life), Hiam Abbass (Ramy), Natalie Morales (Dead to Me), Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Michelle Veintimilla (The Baker and the Beauty), Lenora Crichlow (Avenue 5), Belissa Escobedo (The Baker and the Beauty), Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Reina Hardesty (Brockmire), Becki Newton (Divorce), Brenda Song (Dollface), Lolly Adefope (Shrill), Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), May Calamawy (Ramy), Zoey Deutch (The Politician)

The nominees:

Aisling Bea (Living with Yourself)
Yvonne Orji (Insecure)
Allegra Edwards (Upload)
Alexandra Daddario (Why Women Kill)

The winner:

Phoebe Fox (The Great) perfected the notion of sass by constantly reminding everyone around her of Marial’s intellectual superiority and her complete lack of faith in their competence.

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

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