Saturday, June 26, 2021

Emmy Predictions 2021 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Supporting 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 Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

For Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, 160 actresses were submitted for consideration. That will result in six nominees in this category when the nominations are announced on Tuesday, July 13.

Actresses most likely to be nominated:
  1. Kate McKinnon for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  2. Hannah Waddingham for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso
  3. Cecily Strong for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  4. Juno Temple for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso
  5. Kathleen Turner for Netflix's The Kominsky Method
  6. Hannah Einbinder for HBO Max's Hacks
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Paula Pell and Busy Philipps for Peacock's Girls5Eva
  2. Naomi Ackie for Netflix's Master of None
  3. Aidy Bryant, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Melissa Villaseñor, Ego Nwodim, Lauren Holt and Punkie Johnson for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  4. Zosia Mamet, Rosie Perez, Michelle Gomez and Merle Dandridge for HBO Max's The Flight Attendant
  5. Kaitlin Olson and Meg Stalter for HBO Max's Hacks
  6. Wanda Sykes and Gabrielle Dennis for Netflix's The Upshaws
  7. Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Skye Townsend for HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show
  8. Mary Steenburgen for NBC's Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
  9. Lisa Edelstein and Sarah Baker for Netflix's The Kominsky Method
  10. Jessie Ennis, Ashly Burch, Naomi Ekperigin and Imani Hakim for AppleTV+'s Mythic Quest
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Laurie Metcalf, Katey Sagal, Lecy Goranson and Emma Kenney for ABC's The Conners
  2. Peyton List and Vanessa Rubio for Netflix's Cobra Kai
  3. Vella Lovell and Kyla Kenedy for NBC's Mr. Mayor
  4. Punam Patel for Netflix's Special
  5. Jane Krakowski, Ella Hunt and Anna Baryshnikov for AppleTV+'s Dickinson
  6. Karla Souza and Sasheer Zamata for ABC's Home Economics
  7. Kimrie Lewis and Taylor Louderman for NBC's Kenan
  8. Meredith Hagner for HBO Max's Search Party
  9. Julia Jones for Peacock's Rutherford Falls
  10. Judith Light and Bette Midler for Netflix's The Politician
Colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Maeve Press, Kayla Cromer and Lillian Carrier for Freeform's Everything's Gonna Be Okay
  2. Paula Pell for Peacock's A.P. Bio
  3. Martha Plimpton for HBO Max's Generation
  4. Swoosie Kurtz and Kyla Pratt for FOX's Call Me Kat
  5. Laura Benanti for Paramount+'s Younger
  6. Sasheer Zamata for Hulu's Woke
  7. Lolly Adefope for Hulu's Shrill
  8. Ana Tuisila for NBC's Young Rock
  9. Ana Ortiz and Rachel Hilson for Hulu's Love, Victor
  10. Elizabeth Berkley Lauren and Josie Totah for Peacock's Saved by the Bell

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