Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Emmy Predictions 2019 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Supporting 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 Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

2018 Nominees:
        Zazie Beetz for FX's Atlanta
        Alex Borstein for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (WINNER)
        Aidy Bryant for NBC's Saturday Night Live
        Betty Gilpin for Netflix's GLOW
        Leslie Jones for NBC's Saturday Night Live
        Kate McKinnon for NBC's Saturday Night Live
        Laurie Metcalf for ABC's Roseanne
        Megan Mullally for NBC's Will & Grace

This category featured eight nominees a year ago. It was an incredibly strong field. It is this year as well. Seven of those nominees are once again eligible with Anna Chlumsky also returning to the race for the final season of Veep. As such, some massive cuts could be coming to this field. Sure, the nominees last year could make the argument for why these acting categories need to expand the list of contenders. Even though it featured three ladies from Saturday Night Live, that show didn't overwhelm the category. If the number stays at six, will those three be left standing? Arguments could be made for all of them. But Kate McKinnon as a former winner may be the only one to return. Meanwhile, Laurie Metcalf got a nomination a year ago despite the Roseanne revival dying from a major controversy. The Conners could bolster her support. Or it could prove that nostalgia and buzz from her Oscar nomination also fueled the vote. If that was the case though, then the argument could be made for Olivia Colman getting a nomination here for Fleabag. All of these little details could create some major arguments for any number of women deserving nominations. It will just be intriguing to see which gains an overwhelming support from the voters.

So now, here are the actors most likely to be nominated:
  1. Alex Borstein for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  2. Kate McKinnon for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  3. Anna Chlumsky for HBO's Veep
  4. Laurie Metcalf for ABC's The Conners
  5. Betty Gilpin for Netflix's GLOW
  6. D'Arcy Carden for NBC's The Good Place
Next are some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Olivia Colman and Sian Clifford for Amazon's Fleabag
  2. Sarah Goldberg for HBO's Barry
  3. Aidy Bryant, Leslie Jones and Cecily Strong for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  4. Marin Hinkle for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  5. Molly Shannon for Comedy Central's The Other Two
  6. Megan Mullally for NBC's Will & Grace
  7. Yvonne Orji and Natasha Rothwell for HBO's Insecure
  8. Jameela Jamil for NBC's The Good Place
  9. Sarah Sutherland, Clea DuVall and Rhea Seehorn for HBO's Veep
  10. Casey Wilson for Showtime's Black Monday
  11. Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane and Amy Sedaris for Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  12. Mayim Bialik, Kaley Cuoco and Melissa Rauch for CBS' The Big Bang Theory
  13. Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara and Sarah Hyland for ABC's Modern Family
  14. Rita Moreno and Isabella Gomez for Netflix's One Day at a Time
Here are some considerable long-shots:
  1. Emily Hampshire, Annie Murphy and Sarah Levy for Pop's Schitt's Creek
  2. Catherine Keener and Judy Greer for Showtime's Kidding
  3. Sarah Baker, Nancy Travis, Lisa Edelstein and Susan Sullivan for Netflix's The Kominsky Method
  4. Celia Imrie, Mikey Madison, Hannah Alligood and Olivia Edward for FX's Better Things
  5. Catherine Keener for Amazon's Forever
  6. Jenifer Lewis and Marsai Martin for ABC's Black-ish
  7. Donna Lynne Champlin for The CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  8. Yael Grobglas, Ivonne Coll, Andrea Navedo and Rosario Dawson for The CW's Jane the Virgin
  9. Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz for NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  10. Jessica Walter and Alia Shawkat for Netflix's Arrested Development
  11. Julia Sweeney and Lolly Adefope for Hulu's Shrill
  12. Hiam Abbass and May Calamawy for Hulu's Ramy
  13. Kia Stevens for Netflix's GLOW
And finally, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Kristin Chenoweth for NBC's Trial & Error
  2. Kether Donohue for FXX's You're the Worst
  3. Katey Sagal for Showtime's Shameless
  4. Annie Potts for CBS' Young Sheldon
  5. Tawny Newsome and Martha Plimpton for IFC's Brockmire
  6. Taylor Dearden for Netflix's American Vandal
  7. Roberta Colindrez and Chelsea Rendon for Starz's Vida
  8. Rosie O'Donnell for Showtime's SMILF
  9. Piper Perabo for Netflix's Turn Up Charlie
  10. Eliza Coupe for Hulu's Future Man

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