Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Emmy Contenders: Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries

Melissa Leo "Mildred Pierce"
Mare Winningham "Mildred Pierce"
Evan Rachel Wood "Mildred Pierce"
Hope Davis "Mildred Pierce"
Morgan Turner "Mildred Pierce"
Gilliam Anderson "Any Human Heart"
Kim Cattrall "Any Human Heart"
Maggie Smith "Downtown Abbey"
Kathy Baker "Too Big To Fail"
Cynthia Nixon "Too Big to Fail"
Eileen Atkins "Upstairs, Downstairs"
Faye Dunaway "Something to Be Thankful For"
Betty White "The Lost Valentine"
Lolita Davidovitch "Cinema Verite"
Ruth Wilson "Luther"

So this race seems to be dominated by a few set films, with some stragglers that could fill in spots. The Mildred Pierce women could legitimately get three spots, most likely Wood, Winningham, and Leo being the biggest of the five possibilities. Too Big to Fail also has two really top contenders in Kathy Baker and Cynthia Nixon. Beyond those two films the stragglers are also pretty strong contenders as well. Maggie Smith and Eileen Atkins are Emmy veterans and are beloved, so expect them to take a few spots. Finally, Any Human Heart looks to be another possibility with both Kim Cattrall and Gilliam Anderson looking for Emmy gold.

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