Monday, July 9, 2012

2012 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

2012 Nomination Predictions
1. Maggie Smith "Downton Abbey"
2. Christina Hendricks "Mad Men"
3. Archie Panjabi "The Good Wife"
4. Christine Baranski "The Good Wife"
5. Anna Gunn "Breaking Bad"
6. Angelica Huston "Smash"

Other Contenders - Kelly MacDonald "Boardwalk Empire", Morena Baccarin "Homeland", Megan Hilty "Smash", Emilia Clarke "Game of Thrones", Sandra Oh "Grey's Anatomy", Regina King "Southland", Rose Byrne "Damages", Michelle Forbes "The Killing", Lean Headey "Game of Thrones", Chandra Wilson "Grey's Anatomy"
Commentary - I don't know why I feel this, but I think this is going to be a category that has a surprise or two come nomination morning. But with so many chocies, I think I am going to play it safe instead. I think it's okay to take risks on predictions, but not to the point where you are simply completely off the mark. Maggie Smith is a sure-fire nominee, having won for this role last year in the Movie/Mini category. I think she could easily win this year as well, simply because she is Maggie Smith. This could be the year that an actor from Mad Men wins an Emmy, and if not, Christina Hendricks is at least a lock for a nomination. I also think that The Good Wife being the only real contender for the top prize from a broadcast network, it is going to do well down the line. And both Baranski and Panjabi are Emmy winners who have had great seasons on the series. I think they get in again as well. In the last two slots, I am a bit stumped. Homeland and Boardwalk Empire are really popular shows, and names like Morena Baccarin and Kelly MacDonald will garner a lot of support. But I think that instead the power of Anna Gunn's performance in Breaking Bad, and the name Angelica Huston will be too much for outside contenders, and both will hear their names called out on nomination morning.


  1. Kelly Macdonald is a good actress. I like her in both Boardwalk Empire and Brave, I hope she goes in. By the way, have you seen Brave? And if so, did you like it?

  2. I like Kelly MacDonald as well, I just think that Boardwalk Empire's buzz is dead. It could do really well, or not well at all, just depends on whether it has enough passionate supporters. I have seen Brave and thoroughly enjoyed it, although I still think it is one of the lesser Pixar efforts. I have had a chance yet to write a review between Emmy nods and work. But once the Emmy nods are announced, there is a great break in the action to start really diving into the 2013 Oscar race, as well as write all those reviews I haven't managed to put up yet!

  3. Okay, cool. I respect your opinion.