Monday, June 26, 2023

Emmy Predictions 2023 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series?

From June 15 to 26, 2023, voting is taking place for The 75th 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 Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

Performers most likely to be nominated:
  1. Taraji P. Henson for ABC's Abbott Elementary
  2. Quinta Brunson for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  3. Shirley MacLaine for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  4. Sarah Niles for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso
  5. Harriet Walter for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso
  6. Ayo Edebiri for ABC's Abbott Elementary
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Judith Light, Cherry Jones, Ellen Barkin, S. Epatha Merkerson, Hong Chau, Stephanie Hsu, Chloë Sevigny, Clea DuVall, Dascha Polanco and K Callan for Peacock's Poker Face
  2. Amy Schumer, Molly Shannon, Aubrey Plaza, Jenna Ortega, Keke Palmer and Megan Thee Stallion for NBC's Saturday Night Live
  3. Jane Lynch, Tina Fey, Amy Schumer and Da'Vine Joy Randolph for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  4. Catherine Zeta-Jones for Netflix's Wednesday
  5. Becky Ann Baker, Jodi Balfour, Ellie Taylor and Ambreen Razia for AppleTV+'s Ted Lasso
  6. Stephanie Hsu, Nina Arianda and Kelly Bishop for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  7. Rachel McAdams and Jane Levy for FXX's Dave
  8. Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yvette Nicole Brown, Jackée Harry, Kym Whitley and Kyla Pratt for HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Rosie O'Donnell for Amazon's A League of Their Own
  2. Megan Mullally for FX's Reservation Dogs
  3. Marla Gibbs, Pamela Adlon and Zazie Beetz for Hulu's History of the World, Part II
  4. Sian Heder, Romy Rosemont, Kimberly Hébert Gregory and Ellyn Jameson for HBO's Barry
  5. Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd for Amazon's Harlem
  6. Stephanie Hsu for Disney+'s American Born Chinese
  7. Katey Sagal for Netflix's Dead to Me
  8. Dana Delany for Max's The Other Two
  9. Wendie Malick for AppleTV+'s Shrinking
  10. Patty Guggenheim for Disney+'s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Colorful oddities that still have an outside chance:
  1. Ellie Kemper for Paramount+'s Inside Amy Schumer
  2. Marla Gibbs for BET+'s The Ms. Pat Show
  3. Rachel Dratch for HBO's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  4. Jaime Pressly for ABC's The Conners
  5. Rose Abdoo and Nichole Sakura for CBS' Ghosts
  6. Faith Ford and Marsha Warfield for NBC's Night Court
  7. Laura Prepon for Netflix's That '90s Show
  8. Kym Whitley for Netflix's The Upshaws
  9. Annabella Sciorra for Paramount+'s Tulsa King

The nominations for The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Wednesday, July 12.