2015 Nomination Predictions
Angela Bassett "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Kathy Bates "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Judy Davis "Worricker: Salting the Battlefield"
Janet McTeer "The Honorable Woman"
Sarah Paulson "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Other Contenders - Susan Sarandon "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe", Cynthia Nixon "Stockholm, Pennsylvania", Zoe Kazan "Olive Kitteridge", Frances Conroy "American Horror Story: Freak Show", Claire Foy "Wolf Hall", Emma Roberts "American Horror Story: Freak Show", Jane Alexander "The Book of Negroes", Regina King "American Crime", Honeysuckle Weeks "Foyle's War: Elise, The Final Mystery", Khandi Alexander "Bessie", Morena Baccarin "The Red Tent", Minnie Driver "The Red Tent", Debra Winger "The Red Tent", Lauren Ambrose "Dig", Kate Burton "Full Circle", Rosemarie DeWitt "Olive Kitteridge", Olympia Dukakis "Big Driver", Melissa George "The Slap", Uma Thurman "The Slap", Thandie Newton "The Slap", Caitlin Gerard "American Crime", Keeley Hawes "The Casual Vacancy", Abigail Lawrie "The Casual Vacancy", Julia McKenzie "The Casual Vacancy", Kelli O'Hara "Peter Pan Live!", Mary Lynn Rajskub "24: Live Another Day", Lili Taylor "American Crime", Emily Watson "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe", Joanne Whalley "Wolf Hall"
Commentary - Is this the year that Sarah Paulson finally wins an Emmy? Well she definitely should, but she will face some still internal competition, let alone external. I fully expect Angela Bassett and Kathy Bates to return (and that doesn't include Frances Conroy and Emma Roberts). But there is another contender that could upset the AHS apple cart. Of course I'm talking about Oscar-winner MoNique, whose fiery and complex role in Bessie earned her rave reviews, and hopefully a well-deserved Emmy nomination. Janet McTeer is an Oscar nominee, and has a great role in The Honorable Woman. This would be her second nomination, and while it has been a good bit since The Honorable Woman aired, we know that Emmy voters love all things British and I think they will reward the series with lots of love. The final slot for me is tricky. I would love to see one of the other AHS girls get in, or maybe even Jane Alexander, or the wonderful Zoe Kazan. Regina King, The Red Tent trio, Khandi Alexander, Honeysuckle Weeks, The Slap trio, Claire Foy could all jump ahead. Then of course there are two acting giants in the race, who also happen to be in crappy projects. That it why I am personally leaving them off the list, but if either Cynthia Nixon or Susan Sarandon or both get nominated come July 16th, I would not be surprised one bit. Instead, I am going with Judy Davis. She has eleven Emmy nods under her belt, and three wins and was nominated for this role in Page Eight, even when the rest of the film was pretty much ignored. This will be an interesting race to watch. It will tell us if American Horror Story's Emmy luck is running out, whether big names can still overpower quality projects, and in general how a lot of the other races in these categories are going to go.