Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Emmy Predictions 2017: Who Will Likely Get Nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy 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 Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

2016 Nominees:
        Anna Chlumsky for HBO's Veep
        Gaby Hoffman for Amazon's Transparent
        Allison Janney for CBS' Mom
        Judith Light for Amazon's Transparent
        Kate McKinnon for NBC's Saturday Night Live
        Niecy Nash for HBO's Getting On

There are some openings in this category this year. Nash is out of the race while Janney has finally moved up to Lead Actress for her work on Mom. So, that leaves two spots to fill. The voters could go a number of different ways. It could reward the actors with a long track record at the Emmys (Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen, Rita Moreno). Or it could reward some fresh faces doing strong work on new shows (Zazie Beetz, Yvonne Orji, D'Arcy Carden). Both of those options are present in this race. So, it should be intriguing to see which way the voters decide to go.

So now, here's my thoughts on the performers must likely to be nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
  1. Kate McKinnon for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  2. Anna Chlumsky for HBO's Veep
  3. Judith Light for Amazon's Transparent
  4. Rita Moreno for Netflix's One Day at a Time
  5. Gaby Hoffman for Amazon's Transparent
  6. Jane Krakowski for Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Zazie Beetz for FX's Atlanta
  2. Andrea Martin for NBC's Great News
  3. Sarah Sutherland, Clea DuVall and Margaret Colin for HBO's Veep
  4. Yvonne Orji for HBO's Insecure
  5. Cherry Jones, Anjelica Huston, Amy Landecker, Kathryn Hahn and Alexandra Billings for Amazon's Transparent
  6. Olivia Colman for Amazon's Fleabag
  7. Carol Kane for Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  8. Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco and Melissa Rauch for CBS' The Big Bang Theory
  9. Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara for ABC's Modern Family
  10. Amanda Peet for IFC's Brockmire
  11. Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke for HBO's Girls
  12. Leslie Jones, Vanessa Bayer, Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  13. D'Arcy Carden and Jameela Jamil for NBC's The Good Place
  14. Lena Waithe and Alessandra Mastronardi for Netflix's Master of None
  15. Jenifer Lewis and Yara Shahidi for ABC's black-ish
  16. Suzanne Cryer and Amanda Crew for HBO's Silicon Valley
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. June Squibb for Showtime's Shameless
  2. Donna Lynne Champlin for The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  3. Yael Grobglas, Ivonne Coll and Andrea Navedo for The CW's Jane the Virgin
  4. Mary Steenburgen, Kristen Schaal, January Jones and Cleopatra Coleman for FOX's The Last Man on Earth
  5. Debra Winger and Elisha Cuthbert for Netflix's The Ranch
  6. Kether Donohue for FXX's You're the Worst
  7. Yara Martinez and Roberta Colindrez for Amazon's I Love Dick
  8. Molly Shannon for HBO's Divorce
  9. Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz and Chelsea Peretti for FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  10. Sherri Shepherd and Jayma Mays for NBC's Trial & Error
  11. Malina Weissman and Cobie Smulders for Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events
  12. Bernadette Peters, Saffron Burrows, Monica Bellucci and Hannah Dunne for Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle
  13. Antoinette Robertson and Ashley Blaine Featherson for Netflix's Dear White People
  14. Isabella Gomez for Netflix's One Day at a Time
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Celia Imrie for FX's Better Things
  2. Lucy Lawless for Starz's Ash vs. Evil Dead
  3. Katey Sagal for CBS' Superior Donuts
  4. Martha Kelly for FX's Baskets
  5. Tichina Arnold, Erica Ash and Teyonah Parris for Starz's Survivor's Remorse
  6. Andree Vermeulen for TBS' Angie Tribeca
  7. Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Georgia King and Busy Philipps for HBO's Vice Principals
  8. Tara Lynne Barr for Hulu's Casual
  9. Rya Kihlstedt for Amazon's One Mississippi
  10. Lauren Lapkus for HBO's Crashing

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