Wednesday, July 1, 2015

2015 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries

2015 Nomination Predictions
Maggie Gyllenhaal "The Honorable Woman"
Felicity Huffman "American Crime"
Jessica Lange "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
Queen Latifah "Bessie"
Frances McDormand "Olive Kitteridge"
Frances O'Connor "The Missing"

Other Contenders - Aunjanue Ellis "The Book of Negroes", Helena Bonham Carter "Worricker: Salting the Battlefield", Emma Thompson "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center)", Saoirse Ronan "Stockholm, Pennsylvania", Nicole Kidman "Grace of Monaco", Rebecca Ferguson "The Red Tent", Allison Williams "Peter Pan Live!", Maria Bello "Big Driver", Yaya DaCosta "Whitney", Kelli Garner "The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe", Anna Gunn "Gracepoint", Regina Hall "With This Ring", Anne Heche "Dig", Christina Ricci "Lizzie Borden Chronicles"

Commentary - This is an fantastic four way race for the Emmy. The Globe winner Maggie Gyllenhaal vs. the explosive/stunning Emmy/Oscar nominee Queen Latifah vs. the legends Jessica Lange vs. Frances McDormand. At this point, I am definitely not ready to pick a winner, how do you choose? But that leaves two slots. I think Emmy-winner Felicity Huffman is a shoo-in, as she is popular, and American Crime is probably going to do well. Finally, I think Frances O'Connor, for The Missing, a series that could be a dark horse nominee in a lot of categories will round out the top six. This seems set. Emma Thompson and Helena Bonham Carter are possibilities, Aunjanue Ellis should bump out someone for a slot and has a CCTA nod to prove it. And while Grace of Monaco is a certified disaster, never discount the power of Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman. But I think these six feel right. Which definitely means that there is someone out there lurking in the wings to upset the predictable. The question is: Who? As always, we'll have to wait and see.

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