Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

2016 Nomination Predictions
Christine Baranski "The Big Bang Theory" 
Ellen Burstyn "Mom" 
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler "Saturday Night Live" 
Angelica Huston "Transparent" 
Lisa Kudrow "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" 
Melissa McCarthy "Saturday Night Live" 

Commentary - Tina Fey "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Laurie Metcalf "The Big Bang Theory", Amy Schumer "Saturday Night Live", Patty Duke "Liv & Maddie", Octavia Spencer "Mom", June Squibb "The Big Bang Theory", June Squibb "Mom", June Squibb "Getting On", Claire Danes "Master of None", Anna Camp "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Andrea Martin "Modern Family", Estelle Parsons "Grace & Frankie", Becky Ann Baker "Girls", Jenny Slate "Girls", Frances Conroy "The Real O'Neals", Melora Hardin "Transparent", Melissa Leo "Broad City", Swoosie Kurtz "Grace & Frankie", Linda Lavin "Mom", Rita Moreno "Grace & Frankie", Rita Moreno "Jane the Virgin", Amy Sedaris "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Cynthia Nixon "Broad City", Betty White "Crowded" 

Commentary - Can Tina Fey full off the feat of two nominations? My bet is no, and I am banking on the dynamic duo of Amy and Tina to get the majority of Tina votes. But do not discount it. Ellen Burstyn is a beloved legend and Angelica Huston is another Oscar-winning legend from one of the Emmys' favorite shows Transparent. Lisa Kudrow is clearly well-liked, as seen by her Emmy nod for The Comeback last year, and Melissa McCarthy has been nominated for SNL several times before. Neither feel like slam-dunks, but this is a category that favors well-liked veterans, and both are definitely that. The final slot right now goes to Christine Baranski, who has been nominated before for her role on The Big Bang Theory, and had another great episode. The fact that Laurie Metcalf has never managed a nod for Mary Cooper is still something that baffles me, considering how much these voters clearly like her. Beyond those eight mentioned, there is Amy Schumer. I initially thought she would be a slam dunk, but there is so much competition. A nod would not shock me. Patty Duke could get a sentimental last nod, several Mom veterans are the in running,as are multiple roles from June Squibb and EGOT legend Rita Moreno, and veteran Andrea Martin. Anna Camp, Becky Ann Baker, and Jenny Slate should be taking some slots, but will probably be ignored over bigger names. Broad City has a great pair in Melissa Leo and Cynthia Nixon, as does Grace & Frankie with Estelle Parsons and Swoosie Kurtz. Finally, Emmy favorite Claire Danes could be a double nominee with her role in Master of None. 

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