Of the 27 women submitted on the 2017 Emmy ballot as Best Short Form Actress, many famous names stand out including Jane Lynch (“Dropping The Soap”), Iliza Shlesinger (“Forever 31”) and Mindy Sterling twice (“Con Man” and “Secs & Execs”). See the full list below. Who do YOU think will win the Emmy for Best Short Form Actress? Let us know by sounding off down in the comments section.
This is only the second year of this Emmy category that honors actresses who appear in short form comedies and dramas, with last year’s inaugural trophy going to Patrika Darbo (“Acting Dead”). Luckily for this year’s crop of hopefuls, Darbo is ineligible this year so Emmy voters will be anointing a brand new champion in the category.
Of the three names we mentioned, Lynch seems like a no-brainer for a nom as she’s a favorite of the TV academy, winning two Emmys for “Hollywood Game Night” (2014-2015) and another for “Glee” (2010). Shlesinger is a writer/producer/actress/comedienne who has yet to be noticed by awards shows, but could all of that change this year for the multi-hyphenate star? And Sterling, who’s on the ballot twice for two different shorts, is a Hollywood legend known for her comic turns in “Austin Powers” and “Black-ish” and would be a welcome addition to the Emmy roster.
Here is the list of all 27 eligible women who pop up on the 2017 Emmy ballot as Best Short Form Actress. Which names stand out to you? Only five of these hopefuls will be recognized when Emmy nominations are announced later this week on July 13.
Sylvia Batey Alcala as Polly White (“Fame Dogs”)
Stephanie Allynne as Joey (“Dream Corp LLC”)
Alison Arngrim as Ally Hughes (“Life Interrupted”)
April Audia as Danielle (“Long Island South Shore”)
Meredith Bishop as Heather (“Grip And Electric”)
Kabby Borders as Jessika (“Exposed”)
Liz Days as Tammy Lawn (“Plant: The Second Coming”)
JC Henning as Rasima/Rosemary (“Once Upon A Con”)
Katharine “Kat” Kramer as Frances Rye (“Child Of The 70s”)
Lauren Lapkus as Samantha Newman (“The Earliest Show”)
Julia Valentine Larson as Julia Valentine Larson (“#millennials”)
Crystal Lott as Amelia Valentine (“Trouble Creek”)
Jane Lynch as Olivia Vanderstein (“Dropping The Soap”)
Mandell Maughan as Victoria King (“Bajillion Dollar Propertie$: Pocket Listings”)
Jacqueline Murphy as Olivia Spencer (“The Admired”)
Katelyn Nacon as Elisia (“t@gged”)
Shiree Nelson as Cora (“Rounds”)
Jess Nurse as Barbara (“Everyone I Love Is Dead”)
Tracy Perez as Maria (“The Strain: Under Siege”)
Mishel Prada as Gabi (“Fear The Walking Dead: Passage”)
Molly Reynolds as Julie Goode (“Baked Goodes”)
Lucia Ribisi as Logan (“Junior”)
Kelsey Scott as Sierra (“Fear The Walking Dead: Passage”)
Iliza Shlesinger as Iliza (“Forever 31”)
Mindy Sterling as Bobbie (“Con Man”) and as Shirla (“Secs & Execs”)
Mckenzie Trent as Delores Briggam (“The Adventures Of Delores Briggam”)
Dawn Wells as Annie Hughes (“Life Interrupted”)
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