It is perhaps the toughest overall competition of any Emmy category this year. In fact, in a year when Elisabeth Moss, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mandy Moore and many more weren’t nominated, you might be right to feel that the lead actress contest in a drama series is going to be brutal. . We have an Oscar Queen trying to be an Emmy Queen, an Emmy-winning sitcom queen getting dramatic, a premiere whose television work was previously best known on the Disney Channel, last year’s surprise winner has de again tied her 10-time Emmy-losing co-star, plus a four-time veteran winner looking to add a fifth. Let’s take a look at the terrain and see who gets the Pete’s Winner Pick stamp. Just so you know this one looks like a finished photo to me and the end result is, quite frankly, still in the air. In other words, don’t sue me if I’m wrong. And keep in mind that only the actors vote for the other actors here in the finale.
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Aniston seemed to shock even herself when she won this year’s SAG Award for her role as news anchor Alex Levy in the Apple + series which just debuted. The morning show. She beat out some very fierce competition in the category, so it was absolutely no surprise that the beloved star landed an Emmy nomination for the same role. She seems to be building a lot of momentum towards a victory, which would only be her second since her principal actress statuette in 2002 for Friends, and a win would be a rare, but not unprecedented, feat to triumph in the two key Emmy categories.
Colman would probably rate a nomination here as Queen Elizabeth even if it was ugly. She’s not, of course, and she’s continued her career since winning the Oscar as a very different queen in The favourite a little over a year ago. Of course, she has yet another season in the role before he changes hands again, so voters may think they can wait a year to bow.
After his surprise victory last year over his more favored co-star Sandra Oh, Comer cannot be counted to repeat himself. Her role as Villanelle is one for the ages, as crazy as it sounds, and voters love to watch this kind of all-in-one performance. The competition here is just deadly, so a rehearsal might be too much.
I don’t have to explain to you that the Emmy voters love Laura Linney – her four golden winged wives for four different shows proves it better than I do. But she can just outdo herself Ozark like Wendy Byrde, taking on devilish Shakespearean hues. As always, she’s fascinating to watch, and the show’s writers clearly know that because they continue to give her so many prime scenes to act out.
Oh is now an Emmy nominee 11 times, and so far zero for the previous 10 nominates. Surely that needs to change, but it probably won’t happen this year as she seems to be overshadowed by her co-star, not to mention the fierce competition from the rest of the field. That said, Emmy is known for spreading wealth at times between the stars of the show, and she’s awfully good as the title character – would it kill voters to give Eve a chance?
Hardly anyone predicted that Zendaya would enter this race for a series that aired nearly a year ago and for which the initial buzz was assumed to have faded. To their credit, voters saw it differently and decided to crown this former Disney Channel star with a key nomination in a category that left many big names behind. The nomination for this daring series is the only victory here: the race is between Linney and Aniston, and it’s a close call.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Like its male counterpart, this category is filled with suitors – another eight-pack, to be precise. Among the group are four former Emmy winners, two of whom have Oscars on their coats. The favorite is the courageous upstart who took the win in his first nomination last year. However, a British princess played by a former queen may well grab the crown of her and the Queen of the Oscars. Of course, the latter would be Meryl Streep, as an accomplice stepmother of Big little lies, but this year, she has to compete directly with another Oscar and Emmy winner in Laura Dern, who is looking to do bookends for Renata in the same show.
Both can be overshadowed, however, by last year’s winner Julia Garner in Ozark, or four-time Emmy nominee, Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret The crown. Otherwise, Fiona Shaw (Kill Eve), Samira Wiley (The Handmaid’s Tale), and former winner Thandie Newton (Westworld) are back, while Sarah Snook (Succession)could be a dark horse …
The winner: Julia Garner, Ozark