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2023 Emmy Predictions:
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Weekly Commentary (updated June 20, 2023): After winning the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Lead Dramatic Actress, Jennifer Coolidge remains the first supporting dramatic actress for HBO’s “The White Lotus.” Following her win for playing heiress Tanya McQuoid on Mike White’s hit series, she could join Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”) who was the last person to win in the limited and drama categories for the same role. “Downton Abbey” also competed as a limited before returning and taking on drama through the TV Academy.
However, that’s not the only story that could be made about the Emmy filing.
Diversity is more than ethnicity (although all hopes seem to be pinned on half Latina Aubrey Plaza to represent in this category), and we’re seeing a trending number of roles for older actors in the industry. As a result, veteran Carol Burnett, 90, could become the oldest woman nominated to star if she chooses a supporting drama actress for the final season of AMC’s “Better Call Saul.”
With Sarah Snook in the lead drama lead race, her co-star J. Smith Cameron has a clear path to try out her first statuette to play Gerry in “Succession.” His co-star Justine Lupe who plays new wife Willa is also in that category but shouldn’t make much of a splash (but who knows how many Emmys will vote for “Succession” in the ballot).
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Voting for Emmy nominations takes place June 15-26. Primetime Emmy nominations will be announced on July 12. Check back every Thursday for the latest updates. All information is preliminary and subject to change.
And the expected nominees are:
- Olivia Cooke — “Dragon House” (HBO)
- Lesley Manville — “The crown” (Netflix)
Other high-level possibilities
- Sabrina Impacciatore — “The White Lotus” (HBO)
- Anne Dowd — “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
- Justine Lupe — “Succession” (HBO)
- Yvonne Strahovski — “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
- Milly Alcock — “Dragon House” (HBO)
- Jennifer Ehle — “1923” (Paramount+)
- Simone Kessell — “yellow jackets” (Show time)
- Sophie Thatcher — “yellow jackets” (Show time)
- Anne Marie Duff — “bad sisters” (Apple TV+)
- Haley Lu Richardson — “The White Lotus” (HBO)
All eligible titles (literate by network)**
** This listing or category submission is not yet complete or confirmed and is subject to change.
2022 Category Winner: Julia Garner as Ruth Langmore in “Ozark” (Netflix) — Season 4
Emmy Awards Prediction Categories
DRAMA SERIES | COMEDY SERIES | LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGICAL SERIES | TV FILM | LEAD ACTOR (DRAMA) | LEADING ACTOR (COMEDY) | LEADING ACTOR (LIMITED/TV MOVIE) | LEAD ACTRESS (DRAMA) | LEAD ACTRESS (COMEDY) | LEAD ACTRESS (LIMITED/TV MOVIE) | SUPPORTING ACTOR (DRAMA) | SUPPORTING ACTOR (COMEDY) | SUPPORTING ACTOR (LIMITED/TV MOVIE) | SUPPORTING ACTRESS (DRAMA) | SECONDARY ACTRESS (COMEDY) | SUPPORTING ACTRESS (LIMITED/TV MOVIE) | TALK SERIES | SCRIPTED VARIETY | GAME SHOW | DIRECTION (DRAMA, COMEDY, LIMITED/TV MOVIE) | WRITING (DRAMA, COMEDY, LIMITED FILM/TV) | REALITY (CONTEST, STRUCTURED, UNSTRUCTURED, HOST)
Creative Arts and Other Emmy Categories
GUEST ACTOR (DRAMA) | GUEST ACTRESS (DRAMA) | GUEST ACTOR (COMEDY) | GUEST ACTRESS (COMEDY) | VOICE OVER | SHORT FORM | DOCUMENTARY | MUSIC | ANIMATED | OTHER CATEGORIES
About the Primetime Emmy Awards
The Primetime Emmy Awards, better known as the Emmys, are presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS). Since 1949, the awards have recognized excellence in American prime-time television programming. They are divided into three classes – Primetime Emmy Awards, Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards (recognizes achievement in craftsmanship), and Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards (recognizes significant contributions in engineering and technology). The typical eligibility period is between June 1 and May 31 of any given year. The Television Academy has over 25,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including artists, directors, producers, art directors, artisans and executives.