July 25, 2014 at 6:35 am #325371
- Mayim Bialik as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory (Episode: “The Indecision Amalgamation”) (CBS)
- Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy on Modern Family (Episode: “The Feud“) (ABC)
- Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer on Veep (Episode: “Detroit”) (HBO)
- Allison Janney as Bonnie Plunkett on Mom (Episode: “Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast”) (CBS)
- Kate McKinnon as Various Characters on Saturday Night Live (Episode: “Host: Anna Kendrick”) (NBC)
- Kate Mulgrew as Galina “Red” Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black (Episode: “Tit Punch”) (Netflix)
I’m gonna say Mayim Bialik? LMAO, not Allison Janney again, although if she provides us moments like the Mariska Hargitay one, then she’d be welcome.July 25, 2014 at 7:39 am #325373
Mulgrew! She should benefit from her colorful character, mastadont performance & screentime.July 25, 2014 at 8:57 am #325374
It’s close between Janney and Mulgrew but I’m going with the latter.July 25, 2014 at 10:08 am #325375
This race is practically over. Nobody can win except Janney or Mulgrew, accept it. I´m leaning towards Mulgrew, because the show has tremendous support and is likely to win big. But then I think of how much they love Janney and she is a classic over the top Chuck Lorre character. Impossible to decide.July 25, 2014 at 10:49 am #325376
Ever since seeing “Zombies and Cobb Salad” last November, I have thought Allison Janney was a lock. Between that and her eventual submission of “Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast”, I thought she had a one-two punch of episodes that could not be beat.
I would be shocked if she did not win the supporting actress in a comedy award next month. To me she is the biggest lock of the night. I know upsets happen, but I do not see one in this category.July 25, 2014 at 11:10 am #325377
McKinnon is amazing and so talented, but I’m just not sure if I can support variety performers in this category.
Mulgrew has the best tape, but more importantly a great overall season. She should win, which means she probably won’t. I don’t consider any of the other four actresses as even being worthy of a nomination.July 25, 2014 at 11:30 am #325378
Eden Sher of the Middle is my real choice; but I love Kate Mulgrew so much it’s o.k. if she wins. At least it won’t be Merrit Wever (: YIKES!July 25, 2014 at 11:34 am #325379
Allison Janney! She was hilarious in her submission.July 25, 2014 at 12:30 pm #325380
I’m thinking not a shock in this category as much as there was last year, but the dark horse here really is Anna Chlumsky, who could get swept up in the Veep love especially if Hale and JLD win… Also, like Wever, she’s a true supporting actress on that show, and voters may sway her way. But I think this year clearly has two frontrunners as opposed to last year when Bowen seemed to be a default winner and Krakowski was wishful thinking.July 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm #325381
Allison is the big acting lock of the night. Her episode played better than my first viewing and she simply kills it. Performances like hers is the multi-camera format at its best. Mama Ball would be proud! I will have to revisit “Mom” soon. I have to say all of the muti-cam women submitted the stronger performances. Kate McKinnon is amazing and if she has a Kristen Wiig run in this category, that’s fine by me. Mayim is always solid and I love her chemistry opposite Jim. Kate Mulgrew would win if Allison wasn’t in the running. Julie is always solid, but Sofia had the better season than her and should’ve been in her place. Anna is riding in of the wave of “Veep”, which whatever I guess.July 26, 2014 at 7:41 pm #325382
I think Kate Mulgrew is going to win.
I was underwhelmed by Janney’s performance.July 27, 2014 at 12:55 am #325383
Mulgrew and Janney are obivously the frontrunners. Bowen was really bad in her tape and doesn’t have Sofia Vergara to help her out with an extra tape, I only watched the scenes Bialik was in because TBBT is awful and there was nothing new in her performance, and I don’t think the voters want to give a SNL regular any Emmy yet so sorry, Kate McKinnon. But I can imagine Anna Chlumsky being a spoiler, and snagging a trophy, but I think that is more just me daydreaming.July 27, 2014 at 12:57 am #325384
And why isn’t Zosia Mammett and Katlin Olsen nominated?July 27, 2014 at 11:15 am #325385
Didn’t notice this thread before and went to the Submissions thread for this…
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – COMEDY
Awful category to watch…
MAYIM BIALIK: once again Bialik goes with an episode where she doesn’t do much and Jim Parsons runs away with all of her scenes. There’s not even a classic Amy moment like the tiara and the spanking (both useless because of Parsons and screentime anyway). I just don’t get it.
JULIE BOWEN: I don’t want an Emmy to come close to anything Modern Family, but this is disappointing. From somebody who’s done so much better before, there’s a real need from a Vergara nomination and submission because this episode, apart from being lame, is awful for Bowen and Claire in terms of Emmys. Nothing happened here.
ANNA CHLUMSKY: absolutely nothing to see here either. The episode is so insanely divided into an ensemble episode that Amy never gets a true Emmy moment, and all you really see is comedy gold from others only to see Amy react and cut to a different scene. Sure her expressions and comments are hilarious here and there, but it’s all so short and there’s really nothing that would make anybody want to give her an Emmy over other women.
KATE MCKINNON: I thought they would make her wait a bit before this nomination came along, but I’m glad it did. The submission however is not good. The GM lady wasn’t Emmy worthy, Angela Merkle wasn’t as great her other characters, the Dong song? Not even close. All you wonder during the episode is once again, why wasn’t Kendrick submitted? (she wasn’t right?)
KATE MULGREW: this is who I want to see as the winner, but we all know the Emmy will go somewhere else. There’s a lot of character development here and there’s also the two sides of Red (prison and real life) which has to help a lot as they are totally different, plus plenty of screentime. This is the best submission here but…
ALLISON JANNEY: name check nomination of course, awful show and Janney’s performance is hammy, over the top and at times, just plain bad. But this is the Emmys, this is the woman that left women Emmy-less when she didn’t deserve it (hi, Jennifer Garner), so why wouldn’t they automatically go with this? It got Jon Cryer two Emmys and Jim Parsons will continue to win with this type of comedy. There’s plenty of screentime and even if the second half isn’t about her anymore until the very end, she’s still right in the middle of it with some of her “best” moments. So yeah, the tape is the one that screams Emmy in this category, even though the best episode and performance are Mulgrew’s.
Can’t believe Wever isn’t here with that great episode she had and I remember that Kaitlin Olson story that GoldDerby had on the blog, that submission she had was fantastic and very Emmy worthy, I wish that miracle had happened…
Janney has been out of the Emmys for a while but the moment she came back it was with this tape/role and the Masters of Sex performance which was great, so she came back as strong as she could, however if this is the category that gave Merritt Wever an Emmy last year, there’s still a chance that this Emmy goes to Chlumsky or Bialik because like Wever, they know how good they are regardless of submissions. But I’m sticking with Janney because it looks that easy.
3….I don’t care really…July 27, 2014 at 2:10 pm #325386
OK, just watched the tapes in this category.
6) Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live : “Host : Anna Kendrick”
That was a weird submissions : she was barely in it ! Aso the episode was quite bad. Regardless, I remembered her in two sketches : the opening on where she plays GM’s new CEO, where she was decent but nothing special, and Weekend Update where she played Angela Merkel. She was excellent and hilarious there, but one good sketch is definitely not enough : variety performers have lost these categories with much better tapes and buzz than this. I think we can count her out, although it’s nice she was nominated, she’s definitely the MVP in the episodes I’ve seen overall.
5) Julie Bowen, Modern Family : “The Feud”
This was the worst tape in the category, Bowen is only above McKinnon because of outside factors. What does she do in this episode ? Mess up her hair and gets super agressive in a sales pitch which didn’t appear to be the wrtier’s intent since the sale was going smoothly aside from the whoe lice thing. I think she was actually bad here which is surprising since I remembered her being a pretty good submitter the past few years. Anyway she’s not winning here, her streak is over and MF is obviously losing support.
4) Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory : “The Indecision Amalgamation”
I actually liked this submission. I stopped watching BBT a few seasons ago, but it can still be decent, I mostly got tired of Sheldon. She completely outshined him in there scenes, I particularly liked her in the dinner scene with Sheldon. What’s keeping me from having her as a spoiler to the two frontrunners is that she couldn’t win last year in a much weaker category and her show doesn’t have that much support, and she has no buzz. It also doesn’t help that there is now another multi-cam nominee in this category, and Janney has a much better tape and more buzz/status.
3) Anna Chlumsky, Veep : “Detroit”
So here’s my pick for the Merrit Wever of this year : if anyone other than Mulgrew or Janney wins, I feel it will be Chlumsky (note : I do not enjoy Veep). She was pretty funny if not very memorable in her episode, and mostly she seems like the most sympathetic character on the show to me, in that she’s the straight woman to JLD’s antics. She’s been nominated twice now so they clearly like her, Veep is gaining momentum with the Academy, so I could see it happening. Make no mistake though : it’s a long shot because her tape has nothing remarkable in it.
2) Kate Mulgrew, Orange is the New Black : “Tit Punch”
I don’t think it’s very likely that this category will be surprising like last year because we have two very strong contenderd in Mulgrew and Janney. Mulgrew has a one-hour episode where she has a lot of screentime and a lot more range than anyone else in the category. She’s not as funny as Janney, BIalik or McKinnon, but she has some funny or charming moments, including some physical comedy in the bathroom, or the penguin punchline which made me chuckle the second time. She’s the apple in a bag of oranges and her show has a lot of buzz, so she could certainly win. One thing working against her is the accent : it sounds a little ridiculous to me.
1) Allison Janney, Mom : “Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast”
I was impressed with Janney’s tape. First of all, the show isn’t as bad as I expected to be, secondly : I actually laughed a few times, and everytime it was something Janney was doing. The “Son of a Preacher Man” bit was actually hilarious, and was the by far the funniest thing in all of these tapes. She doesn’t have as much range as I expected her too, I thought the show had more of a dramatic side sometims, but she’s still very sympathetic. Of course, she’s also an Emmy darling, although I’m not really counting outside factors as being in her favor since her show didn’t manage any other major nomination (specifically no Anna Farris which was a real possibility).
Basically if they go on tape alone, they’ll go with Janney I think, because she’s simply way funnier than anyone else in the category, and we’ve seen that range really isn’t that big a deal in comedy categories. But if they’s really excited about Orange is the New Black, they’ll go with Mulgrew. I think people are overestimating the support Orange has though : sure, it got a few guest nominations we didn’t expect, but it’s still going to get some backlash because it’s not really a comedy.
One question to people who have seen OITNB season 2 (I’ve only seen the first two so far) : does Mulgrew have a lot to do in it ? Because that could be a factor, since people are watching it now or have watched it very recently.