Thursday, April 1, 2021

SAG Winner Predictions: Best Female Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie

The competition: Cate Blanchett’s motivated activist (Mrs. America), Michaela Coel’s sexual assault survivor (I May Destroy You), Nicole Kidman’s troubled mother (The Undoing), Anya Taylor-Joy’s chess prodigy (The Queen’s Gambit), and Kerry Washington’s protective mother (Little Fires Everywhere).

For your information: Blanchett won previously for “Blue Jasmine,” “The Aviator,” and as part of the “Return of the King” ensemble. She has six additional individual bids and five ensemble bids, but this is her first TV nomination. Kidman won this prize in 2017 for “Big Little Lies.” She has seven additional individual bids and five ensemble bids. Washington was nominated in 2016 in this category for “Confirmation,” in 2013 for “Scandal,” and back in 2004 as part of the “Ray” ensemble. This is the first nomination for Taylor-Joy and Coel. Taylor-Joy defeated Blanchett and Kidman at the Golden Globes.

Who should win? I didn’t watch all of Coel’s work, though everything I’ve heard about it suggests it’s incredible. From the others, I would probably choose Taylor-Joy over Blanchett and Washington, though all three were very good.

Who will win? I think this is safely Taylor-Joy.

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