Thursday, July 11, 2019

2019 Emmy Nomination Predictions: Best Actress in a Drama Series

2019 Nomination Predictions
Christine Baranski "The Good Fight"
Emilia Clarke "Game of Thrones"
Jodi Comer "Killing Eve"
Laura Linney "Ozark"
Sandra Oh "Killing Eve"
Julia Roberts "Homecoming"

Other Contenders - Robin Wright "House of Cards", Mj Rodriguez "Pose", Mandy Moore "This is Us", Maggie Gyllenhaal "The Deuce", Sarah Paulson "American Horror Story: Apocalypse", Viola Davis "How to Get Away with Murder"

Commentary - I think this race is between Sandra Oh and Laura Linney. Oh has all of the momentum from the winter awards, and Linney is an Emmy favorite. I also think that Jodi Comer will (deservedly) join her co-star this year, for her splashy role in Killing Eve. Emilia Clarke's character may have had the most controversial story line on the final season of Game of Thrones, but no one blames Clarke, who gave it her all. The last two slots are up for grabs. I have Julia Roberts and Christine Baranski based on quality of their shows, name recognition, and awards history. But I wonder about Robin Wright. Will voters simply want to stay away from House of Cards due to its controversy, or will the opposite happen and they will want to reward Wright for stepping up and making sure the series ended? I also wonder about Mj Rodriguez, especially with Season 2 of Pose airing right now to rave reviews. Mandy Moore, Sarah Paulson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Viola Davis will also be ones to look out for come nomination morning.

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