Thursday, June 24, 2021

Emmy Predictions 2021 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series?

From June 17-28, 2021, voting is taking place for The 73rd 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, these are my predictions for who will be nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

For Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, 53 actresses were submitted for consideration. That will result in five nominees in this category when the nominations are announced on Tuesday, July 13.

Actresses most likely to be nominated:
  1. Jean Smart for HBO Max's Hacks
  2. Kaley Cuoco for HBO Max's The Flight Attendant
  3. Renée Elise Goldsberry for Peacock's Girls5Eva
  4. Maya Erskine for Hulu's PEN15
  5. Anna Konkle for Hulu's PEN15
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Lena Waithe for Netflix's Master of None
  2. Tracee Ellis Ross for ABC's Black-ish
  3. Allison Janney for CBS' Mom
  4. Robin Thede for HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show
  5. Jane Levy for NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
  6. Hailee Steinfeld for AppleTV+'s Dickinson
  7. Cristin Milioti for HBO Max's Made for Love
  8. Charlotte Nicdao for AppleTV+'s Mythic Quest
  9. Sara Bareilles for Peacock's Girls5Eva
  10. Kim Fields for Netflix's The Upshaws
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Mayim Bialik for FOX's Call Me Kat
  2. Aidy Bryant for Hulu's Shrill
  3. Sara Gilbert for ABC's The Conners
  4. Courtney Henggeler and Mary Mouser for Netflix's Cobra Kai
  5. Jessica Hecht for Netflix's Special
  6. Caitlin McGee for ABC's Home Economics
  7. Alia Shawkat for HBO Max's Search Party
  8. Ziwe for Showtime's Ziwe
  9. Jana Schmieding for Peacock's Rutherford Falls
  10. Daisy Haggard for FX's Breeders
Colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Lily Collins for Netflix's Emily in Paris
  2. Annaleigh Ashford for CBS' B Positive
  3. Folake Olowofoyeku for CBS' Bob Hearts Abishola
  4. Lauren Ash for NBC's Superstore
  5. Nasim Pedrad for TBS' Chad
  6. Lauren Graham for Disney+'s The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers
  7. Sutton Foster for Paramount+'s Younger
  8. Gwyneth Paltrow for Netflix's The Politician
  9. Stacey Leilua for NBC's Young Rock

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