Having trouble deciding between Cicely Tyson ("How to Get Away with Murder") and Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex") as Best Drama Guest Actress? Can Jon Hamm ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") really take down Bradley Whitford ("Transparent") for Best Comedy Guest Actor? Worry not, Derbyites, as our editors have devoured all 24 guest acting episode submissions and listed the pros and cons for each rival. After reading our exclusive analyses, be sure to make/update your own predictions for these categories before the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony takes place Saturday, September 12.
While some contenders only appeared in a single episode, many had to choose between handfuls of episodes to pick their absolute best entry to submit to Emmy judges for consideration. Which nominees made the right choices and which ones faltered? Below, see links to all 24 of our Emmy episode analyses.
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