Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Emmy Predictions 2018 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie?

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 Limited Series or TV Movie.

2017 Nominees:
        Judy Davis for FX's Feud: Bette and Joan
        Laura Dern for HBO's Big Little Lies (WINNER)
        Jackie Hoffman for FX's Feud: Bette and Joan
        Regina King for ABC's American Crime
        Michelle Pfeiffer for HBO's The Wizard of Lies
        Shailene Woodley for HBO's Big Little Lies

Angela Lansbury has been nominated for eighteen Emmy Awards. That's such an impressive tally. And yet, she has never actually won an Emmy. That seems unbelievable. As such, it seems inevitable that she will get a nomination for her work in Little Women. PBS miniseries like that typically do fairly well with voters and may even win a couple of awards. This could be the first victory for Lansbury. Of course, she has some strong competition as well. Once again, there are a pair of serious contenders from The Assassination of Gianni Versace. There is also last year's champion Laura Dern who returns for her role on Twin Peaks: The Return. Meanwhile, Emmy winners Nicole Kidman, Ellen Burstyn, Merritt Wever and Tracey Ullman also represent some legitimate threats. There are so many possibilities in this category. I'm only really confident about my first three predictions. Those seem like locks while the rest are completely up for grabs.

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. Angela Lansbury for PBS' Little Women
  2. Penélope Cruz for FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  3. Laura Dern for Showtime's Twin Peaks: The Return
  4. Ellen Burstyn for HBO's The Tale
  5. Merritt Wever for Netflix's Godless
  6. Nicole Kidman for SundanceTV's Top of the Lake: China Girl
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Judith Light for FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  2. Jennifer Jason Leigh for Showtime's Patrick Melrose
  3. Naomi Watts for Showtime's Twin Peaks: The Return
  4. Sara Bareilles for NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
  5. Sharon Stone for HBO's Mosaic
  6. Nive Nielsen for AMC's The Terror
  7. Anna Paquin for Netflix's Alias Grace
  8. Julia Ormond, Tracey Ullman and Philippa Coulthard for Starz's Howards End
  9. Elizabeth Debicki for HBO's The Tale
  10. Wrenn Schmidt for Hulu's The Looming Tower
  11. Sofia Boutella for HBO's Fahrenheit 451
  12. Leslie Grossman, Alison Pill, Adina Porter and Billie Lourd for FX's American Horror Story: Cult
  13. Gwendoline Christie and Alice Englert for SundanceTV's Top of the Lake: China Girl
  14. Emily Watson for PBS' Little Women
  15. Queen Latifah for Lifetime's Flint
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Dakota Fanning for TNT's The Alienist
  2. Krysten Ritter, Sigourney Weaver and Rosario Dawson for Netflix's The Defenders
  3. Vera Farmiga for Amazon's Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
  4. Letitia Wright for Netflix's Black Mirror
  5. Anna Madeley and Jessica Raine for Showtime's Patrick Melrose
  6. Kathy Baker and Annie Parisse for HBO's Paterno
  7. Julia Garner, Melissa Benoist, Camryn Manheim and Andrea Riseborough for Paramount's Waco
  8. Samantha Colley, Poppy Delevingne and Clémence Poésy for National Geographic's Genius: Picasso
  9. Joanna Adler for FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
  10. Gretchen Mol for Netflix's Seven Seconds
  11. Kate Bosworth and Sarah Wayne Callies for National Geographic's The Long Road Home
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Ana Gasteyer and Jane Krakowski for FOX's A Christmas Story Live
  2. Julianne Nicholson and Heather Graham for NBC's Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Murders
  3. Anjelica Huston for Lifetime's The Watcher in the Woods
  4. Camille Ramsey for Netflix's American Vandal
  5. Nicola Walker for Netflix's Collateral
  6. Sosie Bacon for Lifetime's Story of a Girl
  7. Maggie Lawson and Kirsten Nelsen for USA's Psych: The Movie
  8. Samara Weaving for Amazon's Picnic at Hanging Rock
  9. Rosemarie DeWitt for Amazon's The Last Tycoon

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