Friday, May 10, 2013

2013 Emmy Contenders: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

2013 Contenders
Maggie Smith "Downton Abbey"
Joanna Froggatt "Downton Abbey"
Elizabeth McGovern "Downton Abbey"
Morena Baccarin "Homeland"
Anna Gunn "Breaking Bad"
Archie Panjabi "The Good Wife"
Christine Baranski "The Good Wife"
Christina Hendricks "Mad Men"
January Jones "Mad Men"
Jessica Pare "Mad Men"
Monica Potter "Parenthood"
Kate Mara "House of Cards"
Emilia Clarke "Game of Thrones"
Lena Headey "Game of Thrones"
Alison Pill "The Newsroom"
Emily Mortimer "The Newsroom"
Olivia Munn "The Newsroom"
Hayden Panettiere "Nashville"
Clare Bowen "Nashville"
Judith Hoag "Nashville"
Kadee Strickland "Private Practice"
Amy Brenneman "Private Practice"
Regina King "Southland"
Angelica Huston "Smash"
Megan Hilty "Smash"
Katharine McPhee "Smash"
Jennifer Carpenter "Dexter"
Sandra Oh "Grey's Anatomy"
Sara Ramirez "Grey's Anatomy"
Chandra Wilson "Grey's Anatomy"
Jessica Capshaw "Grey's Anatomy"
Rose Byrne "Damages"
Janet McTeer "Damages"
Connie Nielson "Boss"
Joelle Carter "Justified"
Elizabeth Mitchell "Revolution"
Sharon Gless "Burn Notice"
Betsy Brandt "Breaking Bad"
Katie Lowes "Scandal"
Darby Stanchfield "Scandal"
Commentary - Can all six contenders from last year make the cut again. Archie Panjabi and Christine Baranski were great as always, but have Emmy voters moved past The Good Wife? Christina Hendricks will surely get in, is this the year she wins? Or will the quality of Mad Men this season affect her even getting a nomination? Maggie Smith is definitely in because she's, well, Maggie Smith. But will Joanna Froggatt get in over Elizabeth McGovern, who has some meaty storylines this season? Anna Gunn finally got nominated last year, but was it a one time thing? And of course the question remains, who will take their spots? Morean Baccarin looks to get in after surprisingly being left out last year, as Homeland continues to rise in popularity. Monica Potter maybe be on a show that has been consistently overlooked, but her cancer storyline gives her a pretty good chance to defy the odds. Kate Mara was a standout on House of Cards, but I am still hesitant due to the newer format of the show. Some outside contenders include Regina King, Lean Heady, Hayden Panetierre, January Jones, Angelica Huston, Rose Byrne, Sharon Gless, and Jennifer Carpenter. But also look out for those female characters on The Newsroom. Despite criticisms of sexism on the show, these women are still scene-stealers, and particularly Olivia Munn and Alison Pill should not be discounted.

1 comment:

  1. Jessica Capshaw totally earned this! I means seriously leg cut off, plane crash, cheating she did awesome!