Friday, June 29, 2018

2018 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series

2018 Nomination Predictions
Cherry Jones "The Handmaid's Tale"
Margo Martindale "The Good Fight"
Diana Rigg "Game of Thrones"
Marisa Tomei "The Handmaid's Tale"
Cicely Tyson "How to Get Away With Murder"
Samira Wiley "The Handmaid's Tale"

Other Contenders - Pam Grier "This is Us", Viola Davis "Scandal", Laverne Cox "Orange is the New Black", Jodi Balfour "The Crown", Carrie Preston "The Good Fight", Elizabeth Perkins "This is Us", Kate Burton "This is Us", Kerry Washington "How to Get Away With Murder", Alfre Woodward "Empire", Rinko Kikuchi "Westworld", Lena Waithe "This is Us", Jane Lynch "The Good Fight", Judith Light "The Good Fight", Andrea Martin "The Good Fight"

Commentary - There is a big question in this category, can The Handmaid's Tale get three nominees in? I think the answer is yes. Samira Wiley was nominated in Supporting Actress last year, Cherry Jones is a beloved veteran and Emmy winner, and while Marisa Tomei has never been nominated for an Emmy, she is an Oscar winning movie star, and Emmy voters eat that up. I think previous nominees Diana Rigg and Cicely Tyson are in as well, leaving one spot. I am putting Margo Martindale in for The Good Fight because she has become one of those actors that can easily get a nod. But I think Pam Grier, last year's nominee Laverne Cox, Jodi Balfor, and Carrie Preston, who has won for this character before, are all ready for the spoils. I would also not discount the HTWAWM and Scandal crossover helping Viola Davis and Kerry Washington. I would personally include Rinko Kikuchi for a stunning Westworld episdoe, and Jane Lynch, Lena Waithe, Alfre Woodard, Judith Light, and Andrea Martin are all popular veterans.

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