Thursday, June 23, 2022

Emmy Predictions 2022 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series?

From June 16-27, 2022, voting is taking place for The 74th 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 which performers will be nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Performers most likely to be nominated:
  1. Jean Smart for HBO Max's Hacks
  2. Rachel Brosnahan for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  3. Kaley Cuoco for HBO Max's The Flight Attendant
  4. Quinta Brunson for ABC's Abbott Elementary
  5. Issa Rae for HBO's Insecure
  6. Selena Gomez for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
Serious threats who could break through:
  1. Elle Fanning for Hulu's The Great
  2. Tracee Ellis Ross for ABC's Black-ish
  3. Natasha Lyonne for Netflix's Russian Doll
  4. Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda for Netflix's Grace and Frankie
  5. Natasia Demetriou for FX's What We Do In the Shadows
  6. Tiffany Haddish for AppleTV+'s The Afterparty
  7. Pamela Adlon for FX's Better Things
  8. Sandra Oh for Netflix's The Chair
  9. Hailee Steinfeld for Disney+'s Hawkeye
  10. Sarah Lancashire for HBO Max's Julia
  11. Bridget Everett for HBO's Somebody Somewhere
  12. Cecily Strong for AppleTV+'s Schmigadoon!
  13. Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle for Hulu's PEN15
  14. Rose Byrne for AppleTV+'s Physical
  15. Sarah Jessica Parker for HBO Max's And Just Like That
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Robin Thede for HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show
  2. Amy Schumer for Hulu's Life & Beth
  3. Vanessa Bayer for Showtime's I Love That for You
  4. Jasmine Cephas Jones for Starz's Blindspotting
  5. Lily Collins for Netflix's Emily in Paris
  6. Edi Patterson for HBO's The Righteous Gemstones
  7. Rose McIver for CBS' Ghosts
  8. Heléne York for HBO Max's The Other Two
  9. Devery Jacobs for FX's Reservation Dogs
  10. Regina Hall for Showtime's Black Monday
  11. Hailee Steinfeld for AppleTV+'s Dickinson
  12. Ophelia Lovibond for HBO Max's Minx
  13. Meagan Good for Amazon's Harlem
  14. Amber Stevens West, Bresha Webb, Corbin Reid and Andrea Bordeaux for Starz's Run the World
Colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. Sara Bareilles and Renée Elise Goldsberry for Peacock's Girls5Eva
  2. Courteney Cox for Starz's Shining Vale
  3. Sara Gilbert for ABC's The Conners
  4. Rose Matafeo for HBO Max's Starstruck
  5. Ana Gasteyer for NBC's American Auto
  6. Anjana Vasan for Peacock's We Are Lady Parts
  7. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan for Netflix's Never Have I Ever
  8. Mayim Bialik for FOX's Call Me Kat
  9. Ziwe for Showtime's Ziwe
  10. Isla Fisher for Peacock's Wolf Like Me
  11. Andy Allo for Amazon's Upload
  12. Awkwafina for Comedy Central's Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens
  13. Mae Martin for Netflix's Feel Good
  14. Emeraude Toubia for Amazon's With Love
  15. Hilary Duff for Hulu's How I Met Your Father

The nominations for The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, July 12.