Saturday, June 22, 2019

Emmy Predictions 2019 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series?

From June 10 to June 24, 2019, voting is taking place for The 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. As such, it's fun to look at which actors and shows have the best chances of actually being nominated this year. So, here is how I see the race for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

2018 Nominees:
        Tina Fey for NBC's Saturday Night Live
        Tiffany Haddish for NBC's Saturday Night Live (WINNER)
        Jane Lynch for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
        Maya Rudolph for NBC's The Good Place
        Molly Shannon for NBC's Will & Grace
        Wanda Sykes for ABC's Black-ish

It's actually a little difficult to get a solid read on this category this year. There are many options who could have convincing arguments for get nominations. However, it doesn't feel like there is truly a lock in this race. Sure, Saturday Night Live hosts will have a presence in this category like they do every year. In fact, it may be perfectly reasonable to think that all four women who submitted could get nominated. Of course, that also proves the huge disparity between men and women on that show considering eleven men submitted for guest actor while only four women did here. Meanwhile, the rest of the potential nominees may just be a mix of those who have previously gotten nominated. That's slightly boring though. I want some drama and excitement to shake up these races. I'm just not quite sure where that will potentially come from in this particular field. Though don't be shocked if someone from The Kominsky Method or Fleabag or Russian Doll manages to sneak in.

So now, here are the actors most likely to be nominated:
  1. Jane Lynch for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  2. Maya Rudolph for NBC's The Good Place
  3. Sandra Oh for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  4. Rachel Brosnahan for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  5. Christine Baranski for CBS' The Big Bang Theory
  6. Wanda Sykes for ABC's Black-ish
Next are some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Ann-Margret for Netflix's The Kominsky Method
  2. Emma Thompson and Awkwafina for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  3. Regina King for CBS' The Big Bang Theory
  4. Fiona Shaw and Kristin Scott Thomas for Amazon's Fleabag
  5. Chloë Sevigny for Netflix's Russian Doll
  6. Molly Shannon, Blythe Danner, Andrea Martin, Mary McCormack and Minnie Driver for NBC's Will & Grace
  7. Kirby Howell-Baptiste for NBC's The Good Place
  8. Mary Steenburgen, Katey Sagal and Juliette Lewis for ABC's The Conners
  9. Sally Philipps for HBO's Veep
  10. Octavia Spencer and Quvenzhané Wallis for ABC's Black-ish
  11. Hong Chau for Amazon's Forever
  12. Marsha Thomason for FX's Better Things
  13. Cate Blanchett, Natasha Lyonne, Paula Pell and Renée Elise Goldsberry for IFC's Documentary Now!
  14. Melissa Rauch for Showtime's Black Monday
Here are some considerable long-shots:
  1. Kyra Sedgwick, Julia Sweeney and Nicole Byer for NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  2. Tilda Swinton, Beanie Feldstein, Vanessa Bayer and Kristen Schaal for FX's What We Do In the Shadows
  3. Wanda Sykes for Comedy Central's The Other Two
  4. Chrissy Metz for NBC's Superstore
  5. Michaela Watkins for Amazon's Catastrophe
  6. Tara Lipinski and Ginger Gonzaga for Showtime's Kidding
  7. Busy Philipps and Joanna Gleason for Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  8. Desi Lydic and Dulcé Sloan for Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
  9. Gloria Estefan, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Mackenzie Phillips, Judy Reyes and Sheridan Pierce for Netflix's One Day at a Time
  10. Brooke Shields and Justina Machado for The CW's Jane the Virgin
  11. Melanie Griffith and Connie Britton for Showtime's SMILF
  12. Cobie Smulders and Jean Smart for Netflix's Arrested Development
And finally, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Amanda Peet, Linda Lavin and Becky Ann Baker for IFC's Brockmire
  2. Courteney Cox for Showtime's Shameless
  3. Susie Essman for Comedy Central's Broad City
  4. Ann Dowd, Rose Byrne and Juliette Lewis for TruTV's At Home with Amy Sedaris
  5. Laverne Cox, Awkwafina, Yvette Nicole Brown and Sara Gilbert for YouTube Premium's Weird City
  6. Whoopi Goldberg for HBO's Random Acts of Flyness
  7. Valerie Mahaffey for Netflix's Dead to Me
  8. Vanessa Bayer for Netflix's I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson
  9. Mindy Kaling for FXX's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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