Thursday, June 27, 2013

Emmy Nomination Preview 2013 - Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

        Thursday, June 27 - Earlier this month, the ballots were released for the contenders for the upcoming 2013 Emmy Awards. With nominations being announced on the morning of July 18, I'm going through all of the major categories and analyzing which performers are most likely to make the nomination list.

Nominees for the 2012 Emmy Awards
        Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
        Julie Bowen, Modern Family
        Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
        Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
        Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
        Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

        This category is definitely going to be one of the more interesting ones to look out for on Emmy Nominations morning. Of the six nominees from last year, two are out (Joosten & Wiig). You also need to factor in that no one in this category especially stood out with a truly defining performance (at least not on the scale of Monica Potter, Tatiana Maslany or Michael Cudlitz). So judging who's going to make the list this year has proven to be very difficult. It's easy to guess that the four eligible nominees from last year will repeat. But they're not necessarily locks either. The final spots could go to a wide range of performers - will the voters bring back past favorites like Betty White, Jane Krakowski, Jenna Fischer or Jessica Walter? Or will they try livening things up with new blood like Kaley Cuoco, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams or Aubrey Plaza? With all that said, here is how I think the chips will fall this year.

NOTE: These rankings are how likely I think people are to be nominated NOT who is likely to win in September.

* = My Top 6 performers - the ones I would vote for if I had a ballot.

LIKELY TO BE NOMINATED

1. JULIE BOWEN, MODERN FAMILY

2. SOFIA VERGARA, MODERN FAMILY *

3. MAYIM BIALIK, THE BIG BANG THEORY *

4. BETTY WHITE, HOT IN CLEVELAND

5. MERRITT WEVER, NURSE JACKIE

6. JESSICA WALTER, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT *

MAJOR UPSET CONTENDERS

7. KALEY CUOCO and MELISSA RAUCH, THE BIG BANG THEORY

8. JANE KRAKOWSKI, 30 ROCK

9. JENNA FISCHER, THE OFFICE

10. CLORIS LEACHMAN, RAISING HOPE

11. ZOSIA MAMET and ALLISON WILLIAMS, GIRLS

12. SARAH HYLAND, MODERN FAMILY

13. EDEN SHER, THE MIDDLE *

14. AUBREY PLAZA, PARKS AND RECRATION *

15. ALIA SHAWKAT, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT *

16. KATE MCKINNON, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

17. CARLY CHAIKIN, ALLIE GRANT and CHERYL HINES, SUBURGATORY

18. ELIZA COUPE, ELISHA CUTHBERT and CASEY WILSON, HAPPY ENDINGS

HONORABLE MENTIONS

ELLEN BARKIN, THE NEW NORMAL

KRISTEN BELL, HOUSE OF LIES

ALISON BRIE, YVETTE NICOLE BROWN and GILLIAN JACOBS, COMMUNITY

ANNA CHLUMSKY, VEEP

JEMIMA KIRKE, GIRLS

DIANE LADD, ENLIGHTENED

JANE LYNCH and NAYA RIVERA, GLEE

BUSY PHILIPPS, COUGAR TOWN

JULIE WHITE, GO ON




Previous Emmy Previews:
        Supporting Comedy Actor
        Supporting Drama Actress
        Supporting Drama Actor

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