“Time to celebrate, bitches!” shouts Constance Zimmer (“UnReal”) in Lifetime’s fun video roundup of all of her character Quinn King’s greatest one-liners from the red-hot drama. Zimmer plays the demanding executive producer of a reality dating television show on the series that earned two Emmy nominations last month: Best Drama Supporting Actress for Zimmer and Best Drama Writing for co-creators Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro. Watch the video featurette above.
Do you think Zimmer will win at the Emmy Awards? She faces tough competition from three “Game of Thrones” ladies — Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams — as well as “Downton Abbey” scene-stealer Maggie Smith and first-time nominee Maura Tierney from “The Affair.”
Headey has the support of 13 of our Emmy experts drawn from major media outlets, which translates to overwhelming 4/9 odds. They are: Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Eric Deggans (NPR), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo), Kerr Lordygan (Rotten Tomatoes), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Robert Rorke (New York Post), Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Ken Tucker (Yahoo), Adnan Virk (ESPN), Glenn Whipp (LA Times) and Jarett Wieselman (Buzzfeed).
Meanwhile, Joyce Eng (TV Guide) is the only rogue journalist going with someone else in this category. She thinks Smith will take home a goodbye trophy for the departing PBS series, giving her 7/2 odds. Don’t forget, Smith is an awards darling who’s won two Oscars for “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie” (lead, 1969) and “California Suite” (supporting, 1978), as well as a trio of Emmys for “My House in Umbria” (2003) and “Downton Abbey” (2011 and 2012).
Joining Headey on the nomination block are three-time nominee Clarke and fresh face Williams. Clarke seems like the logical choice to upset Headey, as she’s in third place with odds of 10/1. But Williams, who’s in sixth place with 40/1 odds, came out of nowhere to reap a nomination, suggesting that she has many more fans within the TV academy than we initially thought.
Surprise nominee Tierney has a shot to follow up her victory at the Golden Globes with an Emmy win for season two of her Showtime drama. Despite “The Affair” being otherwise snubbed across the board, Tierney has 18/1 odds to win, good enough for fifth place in our experts’ rankings.
But never count out underdog Zimmer, who pops up in fourth place with 12/1 odds. This former “Boston Legal” and “Entourage” star won Best Supporting Actress at the Critics’ Choice Awards for “UnReal,” which is strategically airing new episodes now, just in time for phase two of Emmy voting that begins August 15.
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