Sunday, June 18, 2017

Emmy Predictions 2017: Who Will Likely Get Nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama Series?

From June 12 to June 26, voting is taking place for The 69th 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 Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

2016 Nominees:
        Ellen Burstyn for Netflix's House of Cards
        Allison Janney for Showtime's Masters of Sex
        Margo Martindale for FX's The Americans (WINNER)
        Laurie Metcalf for Louis C.K.'s Horace and Pete
        Molly Parker for Netflix's House of Cards
        Carrie Preston for CBS' The Good Wife

Carrie Preston is the only nominee from last year once again eligible this year. However, the character now appears on The Good Fight instead of The Good Wife. So, the new show may not have the same luck as the original one. I doubt that and think Preston will return. Just like I'm pretty sure that actresses from House of Cards and The Americans will still be present in this category. But there are a lot of different ways that this category could go. Some truly odd or surprising things could happen. That makes it hard to guess right now but very exciting to think about heading into nomination morning.

So now, here's my thoughts on the performers must likely to be nominated for Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
  1. Alexis Bledel for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
  2. Carrie Preston for CBS All Access' The Good Fight
  3. Kim Dickens for Netflix's House of Cards
  4. Laverne Cox for Netflix's Orange Is the New Black
  5. Cicely Tyson for ABC's How to Get Away With Murder
  6. Alison Wright for FX's The Americans
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Gillian Anderson, Kristin Chenoweth, Cloris Leachman and Betty Gilpin for Starz's American Gods
  2. Jane Lynch for CBS All Access' The Good Fight
  3. Mary-Louise Parker for Showtime's Billions
  4. Shannon Purser for Netflix's Stranger Things
  5. Ann Dowd for HBO's The Leftovers
  6. Rihanna for A&E's Bates Motel
  7. Khandi Alexander and Jessalyn Gilsig for ABC's Scandal
  8. Famke Janssen, L. Scott Caldwell and Mary J. Blige for ABC's How to Get Away With Murder
  9. Phylicia Rashad, Eva Longoria, Nia Long and Mariah Carey for FOX's Empire
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Uma Thurman for Bravo's Imposters
  2. Gloria Reuben for USA's Mr. Robot
  3. Kelli O'Hara, Judy Greer and Sarah Silverman for Showtime's Masters of Sex
  4. LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Debbie Allen, June Squibb and Marika Dominczyk for ABC's Grey's Anatomy
  5. Jennifer Esposito, Julia Goldani Telles and Catalina Sandino Moreno for Showtime's The Affair
  6. Nina Hoss for Showtime's Homeland
  7. Calista Flockhart and Brenda Strong for The CW's Supergirl
  8. Jeri Ryan for Amazon's Bosch
  9. Adina Porter for WGN America's Underground
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Marcia Cross and Donna Murphy for ABC's Quantico
  2. Melanie Griffith for Hulu's The Path
  3. Anika Noni Rose for Starz's Power
  4. Sharon Gless for FOX's The Exorcist
  5. Marlee Matlin for CBS' Code Black
  6. Milana Vayntrub and Amanda Warren for NBC's This Is Us 
  7. Naomi Campbell for FOX's Star
  8. Ever Carradine for Amazon's Goliath

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