Sunday, January 31, 2021

SAG Predictions: Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Last year’s nominees: Christina Applegate (Dead to Me), Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag)

Waller-Bridge’s show ended, and Borstein and Brosnahan will surely compete when their show eventually returns to air its fourth season. The other two nominees from last year, Christina Applegate (Dead to Me) and Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek), should be set to return, and the question is whether they’ll be joined by their costars Linda Cardellini (Dead to Me) and Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek). Previous nominees Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie), Jane Fonda (Grace and Frankie), Debra Messing (Will and Grace), and Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) could garner votes, but I think new blood is likelier. Issa Rae (Insecure) and Pamela Adlon (Better Things) have never been nominated but their shows have recently earned renewed accolades. Emmy voters chose Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) again, so she could be nominated here too. The Critics Choice Association honored Natasia Demetriou (What We Do in the Shadows), who might show up here. I’ll bet on two new contenders, Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant) and Elle Fanning (The Great), and I would be legitimately surprised if Jane Levy (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist) got selected here since I think she has a much better shot at the Golden Globes.

Current predictions:
Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)
Kaley Cuoco (The Flight Attendant)
Elle Fanning (The Great)
Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek)
Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)

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