Who could be this year’s Laurie Metcalf at the Emmys? That is, what actors could earn multiple nominations the way Metcalf did last year. She surprised awards-watchers by earning three nominations: Best Comedy Actress (“Getting On”), Best Comedy Guest Actress (“The Big Bang Theory”) and Best Drama Guest Actress (“Horace and Pete”). Could anyone pull off a similar feat? That’s what our forum posters are discussing, and there turns out to be a pretty long list of possibilities.
Gold Derby editor Chris Beachum points our that Hank Azaria could be this year’s most successful multitasker. He has won six Emmys in his career thus far, and he could theoretically add four more to his collection this September: he’s eligible for his performances in the comedy series “Brockmire,” the drama “Ray Donovan,” the TV movie “The Wizard of Lies” and the animated series “The Simpsons.” But in an era of peak TV with more scripted programming than ever before, Azaria is far from alone.
Carrie Coon is one of the most prominent actors doing double-duty this year, and she could achieve the even rarer feat of earning two nominations in one year for leading roles: in the drama series “The Leftovers” and the limited series “Fargo.” Laura Dern has a supporting role in the limited series “Big Little Lies” and a guest role in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” that could both put her on the Emmys’ radar. TV academy favorite Beau Bridges (he has 16 nominations and three wins) has a trio of guest roles that could put him in the running: “Black-ish,” “Bloodline” and “Masters of Sex.” Another Emmy darling, Alfre Woodard (17 nominations and four wins), could compete for a pair of Netflix projects: as a guest in “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and as a supporting actress in “Luke Cage.” And Alexis Bledel could be a contender in both the drama series “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the limited series “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.”
But even then we’re still only scratching the surface. Read some of our posters comments below, and join the discussion in our forums for many more examples of potential Emmy two-timers.
Hunterbergfeld: “Hopefully, Aisha Hinds can pull this off for her amazing performance in both ‘Underground’ (Supporting Actress in a Drama Series) and ‘Shots Fired’ (Supporting Actress in a Limited Series). Beau Bridges could easily pull this off as he is a possibility for ‘Bloodline’ (Guest Actor in a Drama Series), ‘Black-ish’ (Guest Actor in a Comedy Series), and ‘Masters of Sex’ (Guest Actor in a Drama Series).”
Luan Queiroz: “Carrie Coon for sure … oh, I hope so.”
kancov: “I’d be happy with Coon getting nominated even for one show.”
boss: “Hopefully Kathryn Hahn. Lead actress for ‘I Love Dick’ and supporting for ‘Transparent.’ Both noms would be deserving.”
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