Monday, June 26, 2017

Emmy Predictions 2017: Who Will Likely Get Nominated for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie?

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 Limited Series or TV Movie.

2016 Nominees:
        Kathy Bates for FX's American Horror Story: Hotel
        Olivia Colman for AMC's The Night Manager
        Regina King for ABC's American Crime (WINNER)
        Melissa Leo for HBO's All the Way
        Sarah Paulson for FX's American Horror Story: Hotel
        Jean Smart for FX's Fargo

Regina King has won in this category for the past two years. Despite this being the final season of American Crime, she's likely to get nominated again and may even win again. The rest of the nominations could be totally surprising. The voters could nominate multiple women from Big Little Lies or Feud or American Horror Story: Roanoke. Those shows have the critical acclaim and the name recognition amongst the actresses. Or the voters could spread the wealth around a bit more to ensure that more shows get nominated in this category. So perhaps, there could be more surprises this year. That's exciting because there isn't a clear frontrunner in this race yet.

So now, here's my thoughts on the performers must likely to be nominated for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie:
  1. Regina King for ABC's American Crime
  2. Judy Davis for FX's Feud: Bette and Joan
  3. Laura Dern for HBO's Big Little Lies
  4. Michelle Pfeiffer for HBO's The Wizard of Lies
  5. Mary Elizabeth Winstead for FX's Fargo
  6. Sarah Paulson for FX's American Horror Story: Roanoke
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Kathy Bates, Angela Bassett, Adina Porter and Lily Rabe for FX's American Horror Story: Roanoke
  2. Shailene Woodley and Zoë Kravitz for HBO's Big Little Lies
  3. Lili Taylor, Ana Mulvoy-Ten, Sandra Oh, Mickaëlle X. Bizet and Janel Moloney for ABC's American Crime
  4. Diane Keaton for HBO's The Young Pope
  5. Jeannie Berlin, Amara Karan and Sofia Black-D'Elia for HBO's The Night Of
  6. Jackie Hoffman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alison Wright and Kiernan Shipka for FX's Feud: Bette and Joan
  7. Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis for Netflix's Black Mirror: San Junipero
  8. Rose Byrne and Renée Elise Goldsberry for HBO's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  9. Ellen Burstyn and Viola Davis for Lifetime's Custody
  10. Emily Watson and Samantha Colley for National Geographic's Genius
  11. Olivia Sandoval for FX's Fargo
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Kelly Bishop for Netflix's Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
  2. Madeline Brewer for Netflix's Black Mirror: Men Against Fire
  3. Jacki Weaver for Lifetime's Sister Cities
  4. Cynthia Nixon for National Geographic's Killing Reagan
  5. Amanda Abbington for PBS' Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  6. Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Andrea Martin, Ariana Grande and Dove Cameron for NBC's Hairspray Live!
  7. Michelle Fairley, Essie Davis and Joanne Whalley for Starz's The White Princess
  8. Lauren Weedman for HBO's Looking: The Movie
  9. Helen Hunt, Aisha Hinds, Jill Hennessy and DeWanda Wise for FOX's Shots Fired
  10. Rachel Griffiths, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Carrie Preston, Ivory Aquino and Rosie O'Donnell for ABC's When We Rise
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Denise Gough and Zawe Ashton for Showtime's Guerrilla
  2. Kim Cattrall for Acorn's Agatha Christie's The Witness for the Prosecution
  3. Romola Garai for PBS' Churchill's Secret
  4. Laura Fraser for Starz's The Missing
  5. Dolly Parton for NBC's Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love
  6. Debra Messing, Katey Sagal, Nicole Scherzinger and Sarah Hyland for ABC's Dirty Dancing

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