Monday, May 7, 2012

2012 Emmy Contenders: Best Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries

2012 Contenders
Julianne Moore "Game Change"
Emily Watson "Appropriate Adult"
Nicole Kidman "Hemingway and Gelhorn"
Patricia Clarkson "Five"
Gillian Anderson "Great Expectations"
Rachel Weisz "Page Eight"
Romola Garai "The Hour"
Connie Britton "American Horror Story"
Melissa Leo "The Space Between"
Emma Thompson "The Song of Lunch"
Lauren Ambrose "Coma"
Kristin Davis "Of Two Minds"
Jeanne Triplehorn "Five"
Rosario Dawson "Five"
Ashley Judd "Missing"
Anna Friel "Neverland"
Poppy Montgomery "Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story"

Commentary - I would be stupid, as would any of you who make their own personal predictions to bet against Julianna Moore, for the nomination and the win. She is a huge star, and her performance in Game Change received nothing less than raves. But she has got some stiff competition. Emily Watson has already received a SAG nomination for Appropriate Adult, and an Emmy one should follow. Nicole Kidman has worked with Moore before, but now will face off against her with her performance in Hemingway and Gelhorn. The women of Five: Rosario Dawson, Jeanne Triplehorn, and Patricia Clarkson all are possbilities, but I would put my money on Clarkson if only one gets in, as hers was the strongest performance of the three. Gillian Anderson was originally put in Supporting for me for Great Expectations, but it could either way, and she may contend as a lead. Connie Britton finally got some recognition for Friday Night Lights, but she is going to need a boost if American Horror Story is going to get her another nod. Previous Oscar winners and Emmy winner/nominee Emma Thompson and Melissa Leo return to the race, but neither have the best vehicles for another nomination. Finally, Lauren Ambrose and Kristin Davis, both TV veterans at this point are outside possibilties in a crowded race.


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