State of the Emmy Race: Best Drama Actress in the Works – Gold Derby

State of the Emmy Race: Best Drama Actress in the Works – Gold Derby

At the start of the current Emmy season, our in-house editors and awards experts were generally in agreement that the next Best Drama Actress winner would be Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”). This was not the case for long, however, as the experts’ odds are now consistently favorable. Imelda Staunton (“The Crown”) for more than two months. Although the editors’ opinion is shared by the majority of our 2,000-plus Emmy predictors, the experts might be right given the wide-open nature of this and many other 2024 Emmy races.

Staunton’s claim to victory is bolstered by the fact that her show is the only former Best Drama Series nominee currently in the running for that award (which it won three years ago). It also helps that his supportive partner, Elizabeth Debicki, is the clear favorite in her category due to her status as the only 2023 drama contestant eligible for an immediate return. If “The Crown” and Debicki prevail as all factions of our readers expect, it would make perfect sense for Staunton to be honored as well.

At this point, there is only one other example of one of our predictor subgroups deviating from the others in terms of anticipated victory. Since late March, our editors have independently backed “Shōgun” for best limited series, and it may soon become the consensus choice across the board given how quickly the gap between that film and overall favorite “Fargo” is closing. reduced. Since its premiere, the historical epic has continually gained support in this and all four possible acting categories, with actors Anna Sawai, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, Moeka HoshiAnd Fumi Nikaïdo all having improved their chances since last Tuesday.

The comedy and drama series that saw the most significant ratings improvement this week were “The Bear” and “Mr. & Mrs.” Smith”, with the female star of the first, Ayo Edebiri, having gained the most ground (0.3%) among our predicted winners. She and the male protagonist Jeremy Allen White are extremely safe values, but the fate of their casting partners remains uncertain. For now, editors and pundits doubt the general consensus that the show will simultaneously get six supporting nominations (four of them male), although “The White Lotus” recently proved that it was possible – twice.

This week differs from the previous two in that our users’ combined Emmy predictions across 16 major categories do not include any new predicted nominees. Still, breakthroughs appear imminent for several programs, such as the dramas “Fallout” and “Sugar” and the TV movie “Scoop,” the latter of which is already nominated among our editors and experts.

Be on the lookout for new updates on the state of the Emmy race every Tuesday before nominations are announced on July 17.

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