Friday, June 21, 2024

Emmy Predictions 2024 - Who Will Likely Be Nominated for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series?

From June 13 to 24, 2024, voting is taking place for The 76th 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 Max's Hacks
  2. Quinta Brunson for ABC's Abbott Elementary
  3. Ayo Edebiri for FX's The Bear
  4. Kristen Wiig for AppleTV+'s Palm Royale
  5. Selena Gomez for Hulu's Only Murders in the Building
Serious threats that could break through:
  1. Maya Rudolph for AppleTV+'s Loot
  2. Devery Jacobs for FX's Reservation Dogs
  3. Natasia Demetriou for FX's What We Do In the Shadows
  4. Renée Elise Goldsberry and Sara Bareilles for Netflix's Girls5Eva
  5. Kaley Cuoco for Peacock's Based on a True Story
  6. Harriet Dyer for Paramount+'s Colin From Accounts
  7. Edi Patterson for HBO's The Righteous Gemstones
  8. Sarah Jessica Parker for Max's And Just Like That
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Amy Schumer for Hulu's Life & Beth
  2. Rose Byrne for AppleTV+'s Platonic
  3. Miranda Richardson for Amazon's Good Omens
  4. Tiffany Haddish for AppleTV+'s The Afterparty
  5. Anjana Vasan for Peacock's We Are Lady Parts
  6. Jaz Sinclair for Amazon's Gen V
  7. Rhea Seehorn for IFC's Cooper's Bar
  8. Rose McIver for CBS' Ghosts
  9. Michelle Yeoh for Netflix's The Brothers Sun
  10. Patricia Arquette for AppleTV+'s High Desert
Colorful oddities that still have an outside chance:
  1. Diarra Kilpatrick for BET+'s Diarra From Detroit
  2. Stephanie Beatriz for Peacock's Twisted Metal
  3. Melissa Rauch for NBC's Night Court
  4. Patricia Williams for BET+'s The Ms. Pat Show
  5. Sara Gilbert for ABC's The Conners
  6. Rose Byrne for AppleTV+'s Physical
  7. Siobhán Cullen for Netflix's Bodkin
  8. Andrea Anders for Max's Bookie

The nominations for The 76th Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced on Wednesday, July 17.