Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Emmy Predictions 2016 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie?

From June 13 to June 27, voting is taking place for The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. To add to the excitement of the past year in television, I'm providing analysis on which shows and performers are likely to get nominated this year. Next up is Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie.

Much like the corresponding supporting actor category, Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie is a crowded field. It's not as crazy as the male race is. So name recognition could easily carry a couple of performers to nominations. It should be interesting to see who gets that lift and who is left off the list. It should also be fascinating to see if Sarah Paulson can land a nod for her work on American Horror Story: Hotel. So much of the attention around her this awards season is for her phenomenal work as Marcia Clark on The People v. O.J. Simpson. But she could reasonably be one of the few performers to get multiple acting nominations this year. However, a couple big names - like Jean Smart, Kathy Bates, Melissa Leo, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Cicely Tyson and Charlotte Rampling - could bump her out of the running. They could also do that to a number of worthy contenders.

So now, here's my thoughts on the actors most likely to be nominated for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie:
  1. Jean Smart for FX's Fargo
  2. Regina King for ABC's American Crime
  3. Kathy Bates for FX's American Horror Story: Hotel
  4. Melissa Leo for HBO's All the Way
  5. Anika Noni Rose for A&E, History and Lifetime's Roots
  6. Olivia Colman for AMC's The Night Manager
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Sarah Paulson and Angela Bassett for FX's American Horror Story: Hotel
  2. Queen Latifah, Uzo Aduba, Stephanie Mills, Amber Riley and Mary J. Blige for NBC's The Wiz Live!
  3. Catherine Keener and Winona Ryder for HBO's Show Me a Hero
  4. Connie Britton and Keesha Sharp for FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  5. Emayatzy Corinealdi, Anna Paquin and Erica Tazel for A&E, History and Lifetime's Roots
  6. Jennifer Hudson for HBO's Confirmation
  7. Cristin Milioti and Rachel Keller for FX's Fargo
  8. Vanessa Hudgens, Kether Donohue and Keke Palmer for FOX's Grease: Live!
  9. Gillian Anderson for A&E, History and Lifetime's War & Peace
  10. Emily Watson, Sarah Lancashire and Vanessa Kirby for Starz's The Dresser
  11. Cicely Tyson and Elizabeth McGovern for Lifetime's Showing Roots
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Charlotte Rampling for BBC America's London Spy
  2. Miley Cyrus for Netflix's A Very Murray Christmas
  3. Mary Lynn Rajskub and Amy Seimetz for Starz's The Girlfriend Experience
  4. Cherry Jones, Tonya Pinkins and Lucy Fry for Hulu's 11.22.63
  5. Mary Winningham for FX's American Horror Story: Hotel
  6. Zoe Lister-Jones and Grace Gummer for HBO's Confirmation
  7. Laura Haddock for BBC America's Luther
  8. Amanda Abbington for PBS' Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
  9. Emily Bergl for ABC's American Crime
  10. Andrea Martin for PBS' Act One (Live From Lincoln Center)
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Allison Tolman for Amazon's Mad Dogs
  2. Alison Brie for Amazon's Doctor Thorne
  3. Jennifer Nettles for NBC's Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
  4. Kristin Chenoweth for Disney's Descendants
  5. Anna Camp for National Geographic's Saints & Strangers
  6. Maya Rudolph for IFC's The Spoils Before Dying
  7. Yael Stone for Syfy's Childhood's End
  8. Kelly Reilly for HBO's True Detective

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Let me know in the comments below!