In the Emmy Awards battle for Best Comedy Supporting Actress by some notable experts here at Gold Derby, no less than three ladies from Amazon’s “Transparent” show up in their predictions: Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann and Amy Landecker. This bodes well for the dramedy’s chances of increasing its nominations haul this year after earning 11 bids for Season 1 and taking home five trophies: Best Comedy Actor (Jeffrey Tambor), Best Comedy Guest Actor (Bradley Whitford), Best Comedy Directing (Jill Soloway), Best Costumes and Best Main Title Theme Music.
Of Gold Derby’s 18 Emmy experts drawn from major media outlets, 14 now say Light (as matriarch Shelly Pfefferman) will earn her second career nomination following her 2007 guest actress bid for “Ugly Betty”: Robert Bianco (USA Today), Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Eric Deggans (NPR), Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo), Don Kaplan (NY Daily News), Kerr Lordygan (Rotten Tomatoes), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Lynette Rice (Ent. Weekly), Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Anne Thompson (Indiewire) and Ken Tucker (Yahoo).
Meanwhile, seven experts believe Hoffmann will reap back-to-back noms for playing Ali Pfefferman: Bianco, Deggans, Joyce Eng (TV Guide), Lordygan, Thompson, Adnan Virk (ESPN) and Jarett Wieselman (Buzzfeed).
And two experts thinks Landecker, who portrays Sarah Pfefferman, will score the first Emmy nom of her career: Robert Rorke (New York Post) and Virk.
We know what you’re thinking: is it really possible that three supporting players from the same series can all receive nominations? Yes, just ask those “Sex and the City” ladies. For that show’s final hurrah at the 2004 Emmys, the three featured stars — Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon — all reaped bids, with Nixon taking home the win. (Here she is graciously thanking Gold Derby for helping her choose her episode.)
And over on the male side, twice in recent years there were actually four “Modern Family” supporting stars nominated against each other: Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O’Neill and Eric Stonestreet. Burrell won in 2011 (his first of two) while Stonestreet claimed victory in 2012 (his second of two).
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