Sunday, June 20, 2021

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

For Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, 288 actresses were submitted for consideration. That will result in eight nominees in this category when the nominations are announced on Tuesday, July 13.

Actresses most likely to be nominated:
  1. Gillian Anderson for Netflix's The Crown
  2. Helena Bonham Carter for Netflix's The Crown
  3. Wunmi Mosaku for HBO's Lovecraft Country
  4. Aunjanue Ellis for HBO's Lovecraft Country
  5. Yvonne Strahovski for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
  6. Samira Wiley for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
  7. Ann Dowd for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
  8. Tatiana Maslany for HBO's Perry Mason
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Nicola Coughlan, Claudia Jessie, Ruth Gemmell, Adjoa Andoh, Polly Walker, Golda Rosheuvel, Ruby Barker and Sabrina Bartlett for Netflix's Bridgerton
  2. Quintessa Swindell and Liza Colón-Zayas for HBO's In Treatment
  3. Emerald Fennell, Marion Bailey and Erin Doherty for Netflix's The Crown
  4. Chrissy Metz, Susan Kelechi Watson and Caitlin Thompson for NBC's This Is Us
  5. Madeline Brewer for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale
  6. Indya Moore, Dominique Jackson, Hailie Sahar and Sandra Bernhard for FX's Pose
  7. Cynthia Nixon, Judy Davis, Sharon Stone and Amanda Plummer for Netflix's Ratched
  8. Juliet Rylance, Gayle Rankin, Lili Taylor and Veronica Falcón for HBO's Perry Mason
  9. Sarah Jones, Wrenn Schmidt, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Jodi Balfour, Coral Peña, Cynthy Wu and Shantel VanSanten for AppleTV+'s For All Mankind
  10. Emily VanCamp, Adepero Oduye, Florence Kasumba, Erin Kellyman and Amy Aquino for Disney+'s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Abbey Lee, Jada Harris and Jamie Chung for HBO's Lovecraft Country
  2. Ruth Wilson for HBO's His Dark Materials
  3. Freya Mavor and Marisa Abela for HBO's Industry
  4. Logan Polish and Kimberly Elise for AppleTV+'s The Mosquito Coast
  5. Karen Fukuhara and Dominique McElligott for Amazon's The Boys
  6. Harriett D. Foy, Skyler Joy and Shannon Thornton for Starz's P-Valley
  7. Olivia Williams, Amy Manson and Rochelle Neil for HBO's The Nevers
  8. Alice Braga and Chloë Sevigny for HBO's We Are Who We Are
  9. Jesse James Keitel, Brooke Smith, Valerie Mahaffey and Jade Pettyjohn for ABC's Big Sky
  10. Amita Suman for Netflix's Shadow and Bone
  11. Mary J. Blige for Starz's Power: Book II: Ghost
Colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Gina Carano for Disney+'s The Mandalorian
  2. Ilfenesh Hadera, Antoinette Crowe-Legacy and Lucy Fry for Epix's Godfather of Harlem
  3. Michelle Yeoh and Mary Wiseman for CBS All Access' Star Trek: Discovery
  4. Alison Wright and Mickey Sumner for TNT's Snowpiercer
  5. Noemi Gonzalez, Seidy López and Natasha Perez for Netflix's Selena: The Series
  6. Nell Tiger Free for AppleTV+'s Servant
  7. Jayne Atkinson, Devyn A. Tyler and Marnee Carpenter for CBS' Clarice
  8. Leslie Uggams and Phillipa Soo for Spectrum's The Bite
  9. Sarah Chalke for Netflix's Firefly Lane
  10. Joanna Vanderham for Cinemax's Warrior

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