Thursday, July 4, 2013

Emmy Nomination Preview 2013 - Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

        Thursday, July 4 - Last 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
        Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
        Lena Dunham, Girls
        Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
        Tina Fey, 30 Rock
        Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
        Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
        Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

        Last year's race in this category was essentially a 9 women free-for-all. All of them were very deserving to be nominated and any of them realistically could have won. Because of the wealth of talent, a tie happened somewhere in the voting and seven great actresses made the nomination list. This year the race is just as complicated as all seven nominees from last year are eligible once again. The odds of another tie happening are extremely improbable - but hey, it could happen again. The more likely scenario is that some very deserving former nominee will be shut again this year. Who will it be? Your guess is probably as good as mine but the anticipation is killing me. So with all that said, here's 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. JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS, VEEP *

2. TINA FEY, 30 ROCK *

3. AMY POEHLER, PARKS AND RECREATION *

4. ZOOEY DESCHANEL, NEW GIRL *

5. LENA DUNHAM, GIRLS *

6. MELISSA MCCARTHY, MIKE & MOLLY

MAJOR UPSET CONTENDERS

7. EDIE FALCO, NURSE JACKIE

8. LAURA DERN, ENLIGHTENED *

9. MARTHA PLIMPTON, RAISING HOPE

10. MINDY KALING, THE MINDY PROJECT

11. PORTIA DE ROSSI, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

12. SUTTON FOSTER, BUNHEADS

13. MARY-LOUISE PARKER, WEEDS

14. PATRICIA HEATON, THE MIDDLE

HONORABLE MENTIONS

COURTENEY COX, COUGAR TOWN

BETH BEHRS and KAT DENNINGS, 2 BROKE GIRLS

JANE LEVY, SUBURGATORY

ASHLEY RICKARDS, AWKWARD.

KRYSTEN RITTER, DON'T TRUST THE B---- IN APARTMENT 23

ANNASOPHIA ROBB, THE CARRIE DIARIES


Previous Emmy Previews:
        Lead Comedy Actor
        Lead Miniseries Actress
        Lead Miniseries Actor
        Guest Comedy Actress
        Guest Comedy Actor
        Guest Drama Actress
        Guest Drama Actor
        Supporting Miniseries Actress
        Supporting Miniseries Actor
        Supporting Comedy Actress
        Supporting Comedy Actor
        Supporting Drama Actress
        Supporting Drama Actor

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