Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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

2018 Nominees:
        Alexis Bledel for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
        Millie Bobby Brown for Netflix's Stranger Things
        Ann Dowd for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
        Lena Headey for HBO's Game of Thrones
        Vanessa Kirby for Netflix's The Crown
        Thandie Newton for HBO's Westworld (WINNER)
        Yvonne Strahovski for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale

Back in 2016, three actresses from Game of Thrones were nominated in this category. That was astonishing back then even though none of them ultimately went on to win the trophy. But that's a fate that could easily be replicated this year due to the massive amounts of turnover in the drama fields. Lena Headey and Maisie Williams should easily be nominated. Headey because she's a veteran of the category and Williams because she gave a notable performance. Plus, it wouldn't be out of the question to think Sophie Turner and Gwendoline Christie could also break into the list. The strength of Game of Thrones in its final season overall for Emmy voters may best be determined by this category. But outside of that show, who else has the potential to break in? This could finally be the year that Rhea Seehorn gets a nod after years of a tremendous performance on Better Call Saul. But there are also plenty of other options that could lead to a ton of surprises in this category. That makes it very exciting.

So now, here are the actors most likely to be nominated:
  1. Lena Headey for HBO's Game of Thrones
  2. Maisie Williams for HBO's Game of Thrones
  3. Sophie Turner for HBO's Game of Thrones
  4. Rhea Seehorn for AMC's Better Call Saul
  5. Susan Kelechi Watson for NBC's This Is Us
  6. Fiona Shaw for BBC America's Killing Eve
Next are some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. Gwendoline Christie for HBO's Game of Thrones
  2. Julia Garner and Janet McTeer for Netflix's Ozark
  3. Chrissy Metz for NBC's This Is Us
  4. Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Kate Mulgrew and Natasha Lyonne for Netflix's Orange Is the New Black
  5. Kathy Bates, Billie Lourd, Frances Conroy, Emma Roberts, Leslie Grossman and Adina Porter for FX's American Horror Story: Apocalypse
  6. Diane Lane, Patricia Clarkson, Constance Zimmer and Jayne Atkinson for Netflix's House of Cards
  7. Maura Tierney and Sanaa Lathan for Showtime's The Affair
  8. Keeley Hawes for Netflix's Bodyguard
  9. Audra McDonald, Cush Jumbo, Sarah Steele and Rose Leslie for CBS All Access' The Good Fight
  10. Carrie Coon for USA's The Sinner
  11. Gillian Anderson for Netflix's Sex Education
  12. Susan Sarandon for Showtime's Ray Donovan
  13. Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Kate Mara, Angelica Ross and Hailie Sahar for FX's Pose
  14. Sissy Spacek and Marianne Jean-Baptiste for Amazon's Homecoming
  15. Mireille Enos for Amazon's Hanna
  16. Hiam Abbass and J. Smith-Cameron for HBO's Succession
  17. Uma Thurman for Netflix's Chambers
  18. Maggie Siff, Condola Rashad and Nina Arianda for Showtime's Billions
Here are some considerable long-shots:
  1. Linda Edmond for AMC's Lodge 49
  2. Elizabeth Lail and Shay Mitchell for Lifetime's You
  3. Margo Martindale for Amazon's Sneaky Pete
  4. Sophie Rundle, Gemma Jones and Gemma Whelan for HBO's Gentleman Jack
  5. Emily Meade, Jamie Neumann, Margarita Levieva and Dominique Fishback for HBO's The Deuce
  6. Nazanin Boniadi, Betty Gabriel and Christiane Paul for Starz's Counterpart
  7. Janet McTeer and Kelly Marie Tran for Facebook Watch's Sorry For Your Loss
  8. Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti for HBO's My Brilliant Friend
  9. Sarah Bolger and Carla Baratta for FX's Mayans MC
  10. Ana De La Reguera, Nina Arianda and Tania Raymonde for Amazon's Goliath
  11. Tiffany Boone and Yolonda Ross for Showtime's The Chi
  12. Debra Winger and Kathleen Munroe for Amazon's Patriot
  13. Selenis Leyva, Taryn Manning, Adrienne C. Moore, Jessica Pimental, Laura Prepon, Dascha Polanco and Yael Stone for Netflix's Orange Is the New Black
  14. Holland Taylor, Breeda Wool, Tessa Ferrer and Justine Lupe for Audience's Mr. Mercedes
  15. Kelly Reilly and Kelsey Asbille for Paramount's Yellowstone
  16. Emily Browning and Yetide Badaki for Starz's American Gods
  17. Mira Sorvino for Audience's Condor
  18. Miranda Otto, Michelle Gomez, Lucy Davis, Jaz Sinclair, Lachlan Watson and Tati Gabrielle for Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  19. Michelle Yeoh and Mary Wiseman for CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery
And finally, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Carrie Preston for TNT's Claws
  2. Ellen Page and Mary J. Blige for Netflix's The Umbrella Academy
  3. Tina Lifford and Bianca Lawson for OWN's Queen Sugar
  4. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Aisha Hinds for FOX's 9-1-1
  5. Summer Bishil, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Jade Tailor and Brittany Curran for Syfy's The Magicians
  6. April Bowlby for DC Universe's Doom Patrol
  7. Emily Beecham for AMC's Into the Badlands
  8. Emily Hampshire and Barbara Sukowa for Syfy's 12 Monkeys
  9. Sophie Skelton for Starz's Outlander
  10. Phyllis Smith for Netflix's The OA

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