Having trouble narrowing down this year’s crop of Emmy contenders to the six that’ll earn Best Comedy Actress nominations? Well, look no further than last year’s Top 24 Users, the two-dozen contest entrants who did the best predicting 2015’s Emmy nominations. They are now showcased in a league to forecast who will earn nominations on July 14. Scroll down to see their picks for Best Comedy Actress and then make your own using our easy drag-and-drop menu at the bottom of this post.
1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep“) – 3/1 odds to earn nomination
Louis-Dreyfus’ list of Emmy wins is longer than most peoples’ acting resumes. Besides taking home four consecutive “Veep” trophies for Best Comedy Actress (2011-15) and one for Best Comedy Series (2015), she also won for “The New Adventures of Old Christine” (lead, 2006) and “Seinfeld” (supporting, 1996). The fact that this is also an election year should help her greatly.
2. Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer“) – 4/1 odds to earn nomination
Who had a bigger year than Schumer? After starring in the blockbuster comedy “Trainwreck” for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, she went on to win the Emmy for Best Variety Sketch Series for “Inside Amy Schumer.” Even though Season 4 doesn’t premiere until April, our Top 24 Users are already predicting her to earn another Emmy bid for acting.
3. Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt“) – 5/1 odds to earn nomination
Despite “Unbreakable” earning seven nomination last year including Best Comedy Series, the star of the hilarious Netflix show was strangely snubbed. However, now that Kemper is coming off a well-deserved SAG nomination, expect the Emmys to rectify their mistake this year.
4. Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie“) – 6/1 odds to earn nomination
Last year, Tomlin earned an Emmy nom while her co-star Jane Fonda was left out in the cold. And now our Top 24 Users expect the same treatment to happen again. Tomlin is an Emmy favorite who’s amassed five trophies throughout her career: “An Apology to Elephants” (2013), “Lily: Sold Out” (1981), “The Paul Simon Special” (1978), “The Lily Tomlin Special” (1976), and writing and producing “Lily” (1974).
5. Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend“) – 14/1 odds to earn nomination
Will lightning finally strike for the CW network in terms of a lead acting Emmy nomination? Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) came close last year after winning the Golden Globe, but couldn’t make the final cut with Emmy voters. Might Bloom have a leg up because she’s not only the star of the musical comedy, but also a co-creator, writer and producer?
6. Melissa McCarthy (“Mike and Molly“) – 16/1 odds to earn nomination
Rounding out our Top 24 Users’ list is 2011 champ McCarthy for the final season of the CBS sitcom. Just like how McCarthy’s big screen triumph in “Bridesmaids” might have helped her win the Emmy five years ago, might her return to movie stardom for “Ghostbusters” give her the edge this year?
Who will be nominated at the Emmys for Best Comedy Actress? Make your early Emmy predictions using the menu to the right or below.
Louis-Dreyfus photo credit: Rob Latour/Variety/REX/Shutterstock
Schumer photo credit: Jim Smeal/REX/Shutterstock