2018 Nomination Predictions
Alex Borstein "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
Betty Gilpin "GLOW"
Leslie Jones "Saturday Night Live"
Kate McKinnon "Saturday Night Live"
Laurie Metcalf "Roseanne"
Megan Mullaly "Will & Grace"
Other Contenders - Rita Moreno "One Day at a Time", Aidy Bryant "Saturday Night Live", Zazie Beetz "Atlanta", Jessica Walter "Arrested Development", Judith Light "Transparent", Jane Krakowski "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Carol Kane "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", Cecily Strong "Saturday Night Live", Julie Bowen "Modern Family", Sofia Vergara "Modern Family", Mayim Bialik "The Big Bang Theory", Sara Gilbert "Roseanne", Marin Hinkle "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", Jenifer Lewis "black-ish", Yvonne Orji "Insecure", Natasha Rothwell "Insecure", Jameela Jamil "The Good Place", D'Arcy Carden "The Good Place", Rosie O'Donnell "SMILF", Gaby Hoffman "Transparent"
Commentary - It may be impossible for anyone from Roseanne to get an Emmy nomination, but I actually think that Emmy voters will want to reward the rest of the cast members, who got caught in the crossfire, and are hoping to re-launch a new show without Barr. Laurie Metcalf is an Emmy juggernaut, and could benefit from sympathy. Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones feel safe for SNL, and Megan Mullaly is sure to get back in for her return to the iconic role of Karen Walker. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is set to have a banner year, and Alex Borstein, a longtime television veteran should join in the success. In the final slot, I was going to put Rita Moreno. One Day at a Time keeps rising in critical praise, but if she couldn't get in last year I don't know if she can this time around. Instead I am including Betty Gilpin. GLOW seems to be set to be popular among voters, and Gilpin is a scene-stealer. I would also look out for Aidy Bryant and Zazie Beetz, both who could steal a slot. Beyond those seven there are plenty of names, from old Emmy favorites to deserving newcomers, but none of them stand out as breakthroughs. That's what makes the Emmy race exciting, there is always a potential jaw-dropper waiting in the wings.