Thursday, February 24, 2022

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

The competition: Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus), Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha), Margaret Qualley (Maid), Jean Smart (Mare of Easttown), Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown)

For your information: Erivo was nominated for her role in “Harriet.” Qualley contended as part of the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” ensemble. Smart was up as part of the “24” cast in 2006 and has another individual nomination this year for her performance in “Hacks,” as well as being nominated with its ensemble. Winslet has nine previous individual bids, which led to wins for “Sense and Sensibility,” “The Reader,” and “Mildred Pierce.” She earned three additional ensemble bids. Of the many times that two performers from one project have been nominated together, only once has one of them triumphed, when Drew Barrymore defeated costar Jessica Lange for “Grey Gardens” in 2008. When more than two performers were up from one project, it led on all three occasions to one of them winning, not that it’s the case this year.

Who should win? I didn’t watch all of Erivo or Qualley’s work. Coolidge was a delight and Smart was entertaining, but I think I’d probably give this to Winslet.

Who will win? It could be Coolidge or even Qualley, but Winslet feels like the safest bet.

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