Thursday, June 22, 2023

Emmy Predictions 2023 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Lead 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 Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Performers most likely to be nominated:
  1. Quinta Brunson for ABC's Abbott Elementary
  2. Rachel Brosnahan for Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  3. Natasha Lyonne for Peacock's Poker Face
  4. Christina Applegate for Netflix's Dead to Me
  5. Elle Fanning for Hulu's The Great
  6. Jenna Ortega for Netflix's Wednesday
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Selena Gomez for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
  2. Linda Cardellini for Netflix's Dead to Me
  3. Natasia Demetriou for FX's What We Do In the Shadows
  4. Bridget Everett for HBO's Somebody Somewhere
  5. Maya Rudolph for AppleTV+'s Loot
  6. Lily Collins for Netflix's Emily in Paris
  7. Cecily Strong for AppleTV+'s Schmigadoon!
  8. Robin Thede for HBO's A Black Lady Sketch Show
  9. Amy Schumer for Paramount+'s Inside Amy Schumer
  10. Tatiana Maslany for Disney+'s She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Kerry Washington for Hulu's UnPrisoned
  2. Devery Jacobs for FX's Reservation Dogs
  3. Abbi Jacobson and Chanté Adams for Amazon's A League of Their Own
  4. Heléne Yorke for Max's The Other Two
  5. Rose Byrne for AppleTV+'s Physical
  6. Melissa Rauch for NBC's Night Court
  7. Cristin Milioti for Peacock's The Resort
  8. Gabrielle Dennis for AppleTV+'s The Big Door Prize
  9. Daisy May Cooper for HBO's Rain Dogs
  10. Rose McIver for CBS' Ghosts
Colorful oddities that still have an outside chance:
  1. Gina Rodriguez for ABC's Not Dead Yet
  2. Charlotte Nicdao for AppleTV+'s Mythic Quest
  3. Ana Gasteyer for NBC's American Auto
  4. Debra Jo Rupp for Netflix's That '90s Show
  5. Kim Fields for Netflix's The Upshaws
  6. Sara Gilbert for ABC's The Conners
  7. Maitreyi Ramakrishnan for Netflix's Never Have I Ever
  8. Patricia Williams for BET+'s The Ms. Pat Show
  9. Martha Plimpton for Freevee's Sprung
  10. Melia Kreiling for Amazon's Mammals
  11. Mayan Lopez for NBC's Lopez vs. Lopez

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