Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Emmy Predictions 2018 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series?

From June 11 to June 25, 2018, voting is taking place for The 70th 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.

2017 Nominees:
        Vanessa Bayer for NBC's Saturday Night Live
        Anna Chlumsky for HBO's Veep
        Kathryn Hahn for Amazon's Transparent
        Leslie Jones for NBC's Saturday Night Live
        Judith Light for Amazon's Transparent
        Kate McKinnon for NBC's Saturday Night Live

Much like the supporting actor race, the nominations for Supporting Actress in a Comedy could be radically different than they were a year ago. Three of the nominees from 2017 are dropping out either because their shows didn't air (Anna Chlumsky) or they were no longer on their respective shows (Kathryn Hahn, Vanessa Bayer). Moreover, it should be fascinating to see if Saturday Night Live will continue to have a hold over the comedy nominations. Plus, it's not a given that Transparent will even get a nomination after a weaker season and the Jeffrey Tambor scandal. As such, that opens the door to many newcomers to this race. That too is very exciting. Of the shows most likely to get nominees here, I would absolutely bet on Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, GLOW, Will & Grace, Atlanta and The Good Place.

So now, here's my thoughts on the actors most likely to be nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
  1. Kate McKinnon for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  2. Alex Borstein for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  3. Betty Gilpin for Netflix's GLOW
  4. Megan Mullally for NBC's Will & Grace
  5. Leslie Jones for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  6. Rita Moreno for Netflix's One Day at a Time
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Sarah Goldberg and Paula Newsome for HBO's Barry
  2. D'Arcy Carden, Jameela Jamil and Tiya Sircar for NBC's The Good Place
  3. Jessica Walter and Alia Shawkat for Netflix's Arrested Development
  4. Zazie Beetz for FX's Atlanta
  5. Yvonne Orji and Natasha Rothwell for HBO's Insecure
  6. Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann and Amy Landecker for Amazon's Transparent
  7. Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert for ABC's Roseanne
  8. Jane Krakowski and Carol Kane for Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  9. Susie Essman and Cheryl Hines for HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm
  10. Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  11. Jenifer Lewis for ABC's Black-ish
  12. Amy Poehler, Elizabeth Banks, Janeane Garofalo and Alyssa Milano for Netflix's Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
  13. Celia Imrie, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood and Olivia Edward for FX's Better Things
  14. Marin Hinkle for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  15. Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco and Melissa Rauch for CBS' The Big Bang Theory
  16. Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara for ABC's Modern Family
  17. Tamsin Greig, Kathleen Rose Perkins and Mircea Monroe for Showtime's Episodes
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Connie Britton, Rosie O'Donnell, Samara Weaving and Raven Goodwin for Showtime's SMILF
  2. Martha Kelly for FX's Baskets
  3. Donna Lynne Champlin, Gabrielle Ruiz and Vella Lovell for The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  4. Andrea Navedo, Yael Grobglas and Rosario Dawson for The CW's Jane the Virgin
  5. Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero and Chelsea Peretti for FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  6. Molly Shannon for HBO's Divorce
  7. Ashley Blaine Featherson and Antoinette Robertson for Netflix's Dear White People
  8. Britney Young, Sydelle Noel and Jackie Tohn for Netflix's GLOW
  9. Kether Donohue for FXX's You're the Worst
  10. Isabella Gomez for Netflix's One Day at a Time
  11. Isla Fisher and Portia de Rossi for Netflix's Arrested Development
  12. Heidi Gardner and Melissa Villasenor for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  13. Mary Steenburgen for FOX's The Last Man on Earth
  14. Annie Potts and Zoe Perry for CBS' Young Sheldon
  15. Debra Winger for Netflix's The Ranch
  16. Tichina Arnold, Erica Ash, Teyonah Parris and Meagan Tandy for Starz's Survivor's Remorse
  17. Samira Wiley for YouTube Premium's Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Hannah Simone for FOX's New Girl
  2. Gemma Whelan for Netflix's The End of the F***ing World
  3. Ser Anzoategui for Starz's Vida
  4. Annie Parisse for Netflix's Friends From College
  5. Mindy Kaling for NBC's Champions
  6. Caitlin FitzGerald for Starz's Sweetbitter
  7. Lili Mirojnick and Medina Senghore for Syfy's Happy!
  8. Eliza Coupe for Hulu's Future Man
  9. Valorie Curry for Amazon's The Tick
  10. Dreama Walker for IFC's Brockmire
  11. Cheryl Hines for Sundance Now's This Close

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