2016 Emmy Nomination Predictions
Julie Bowen "Modern Family"
Anna Chlumsky "Veep"
Gaby Hoffman "Transparent"
Allison Janney "Mom"
Jane Krakowski "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Kate McKinnon "Saturday Night Live"
Other Contenders - Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory", Judith Light "Transparent, Niecy Nash "Getting On, Amy Landecker "Transparent", Bernadette Peters "Mozart in the Jungle", Noel Wells "Master of None", Carol Kane "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Sofia Vergara "Modern Family", Frances Conroy "Casual", Tar Lynne Barr "Casual", Kether Donohue "You're the Worst", Mary Steenburgen "The Last Man on Earth", Kristen Schaal "The Last Man On Earth", Zoe Lister-Jones "Life in Pieces", Betsy Brandt "Life in Pieces", Cecily Strong "Saturday Night Live", Aidy Bryant "Saturday Night Live", Leslie Jones "Saturday Night Live", Amy Poehler "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp", Kristen Wiig "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp", Martha Kelly "Baskets", Chelsea Peretti "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", Loretta Devine "The Carmichael Show", Eden Sher "The Middle", Melanie Lynskey "Togetherness", Amanda Peet "Togetherness", Christina Hendricks "Another Period", Lea Michele "Scream Queens", Debra Winger "The Ranch", Hilary Duff "Younger", Debi Mazar "Younger"
Commentary - What happens when last year's results ended in an eight-way tie, and all eight women are returning? I'll tell you what happens, a freaking mess. I love all eight ladies, and I don't know how the Emmy voters choose, but my guess is that there is no way another eight-way tie happens again. I think that Mayim Bialik is vulnerable as The Big Bang Theory took such a deep slide last year. Also, I think that the Niecy Nash nomination last year was one of my favorite nominations, and this year I honestly think she was the best of the bunch. But that seemed like a fluke, as Getting On was such a small show, I don't know if she can get in again. Finally, Judith Light is getting a lot of folks to rally behind her, but last year they picked Gaby Hoffman instead. I have no reason to think that they will change their minds. These are the nine I think have the best shot, but they are not the only ones. Bernadette Peters is beloved, Noel Wells is a breakthrough, Carol Kane is hilarious (and a a legend), and Sofia Vergara could pop back in at any time. The Casual duo is not to be discounted, neither are the dynamic duos of The Last Man on Earth, Togetherness, or Life in Pieces. Kate McKinnon feels safe, but what about the other SNL ladies? What about the Emmy favorites of Wet Hot American Summer, or Martha Kelly, or so many others? This race is one of those that there are too many people to count, so look for surprises, because anything could happen.