June 23, 2015 at 4:32 pm #351355
Looking over the candidates for Best Comedy Guest Actress, I don’t really see anybody that I would reward or even vote for. Who is actually going to make it and ulitimately win?
I have the following getting nominated, but not really happy about any of these (not that they are bad actresses, but none are all that compelling in their episodes this year)…
Christine Baranski (“The Big Bang Theory”)
Carol Burnett (“Glee”)
Joan Cusack (“Shameless”)
Tyne Daly (“Modern Family”)
Tina Fey (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)
Rita Moreno (“Jane the Virgin”)June 23, 2015 at 4:37 pm #351357
Jenifer Lewis was a scene-stealer in ‘Black-ish’, so there is hope after all.June 23, 2015 at 4:43 pm #351359
Samesies! Jenifer and Laurence were the best things about that show. As for your projected nominees, that is a floppy lot. Like you said, no fault on these dynamos, but nothing really great from them.June 23, 2015 at 4:47 pm #351360
Samesies! Jenifer and Laurence were the best things about that show. As for your projected nominees, that is a floppy lot. Like you said, no fault on these dynamos, but nothing really great from them.
All past Emmy winners except for Joan Cusack, who might win on sheer momentum from multiple nominations if this is the group.
Maybe there are some golden performances among the other names on the ballot, but will voters seek them out?June 23, 2015 at 5:36 pm #351361
Patricia Clarkson, Susie Essman and Kelly Ripa were all hilarious in their Broad City episodes and all deserve nominations. That’s three worthy names right there.June 23, 2015 at 5:41 pm #351362
Lennon Parham was pretty terrific in Veep, especially in the episode she submitted.
I would have also supported a nomination for Kirstie Alley for her guest spot on The Middle this season, if only she was on the ballot.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.June 23, 2015 at 5:49 pm #351363
I agree of the women actually standing a chance at being nominated none of them are deserving. The only one I would actually support is Tina Fey but other then that this category could be upsetting. A name I think has a strong chance is Kyra Sedgwick and she would actually be deserving. Sadly the rule change has made the guest categories worse because bigger names are more likely to guest in small parts while lesser names join a series and are forced into supporting because they appear in over 50%. All I hope is an out of nowhere nomination for Sussie Essman, Kelly Ripa or Jennifer Lewis happens because these women did actual deserving work.June 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm #351364
The best female guest performance of the year was Kirstie Alley for “The Middle.” She was so great they could even spin off her character into her own show! Right Ralph?June 23, 2015 at 6:06 pm #351365
Tyne Daly was excellent on “Modern Family.” I was expecting better material for Tina Fey in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (write yourself something Emmy-worthy!). Carol Burnett would mostly be legacy, but she was fine on “Glee.” I would have dropped Joan Cusack a long time ago, and for her shortnened season, I don’t think she picked her best episode. Haven’t seen Moreno or Baranski.
Many names are worthy on the ballot that won’t have a real chance, but they should be mentioned regardless:
Pamela Adlon, “Louie”
Jennifer Coolidge, “Inside Amy Schumer”
Julia Duffy, “Looking”
Gaby Hoffman, “Girls”
Jenifer Lewis, “Blackish”
Megan Mullally, “Parks & Recreation”
Kyra Sedgwick, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Octavia Spencer, “Mom”
June Squibb, “Getting On”
Leslie Uggams, “Nurse Jackie”
Not sure why none of the “SNL” female hosts were deemed worthy for the ballot when countless male hosts made the cut who did nothing relevant in their hosting stints. I would have at least included Sarah Silverman and Scarlett Johansson just to see what happens. Taraji P. Henson might have stumbled on a nod in her “year of Cookie” breakthrough.June 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm #351366
I would love for Joan to finally win a much overdue win but Kyra Sedgwick was my favorite this year on Brooklyn Nine Nine. She was a scene stealer and had terrific chemistry with Andre. The only issue is Nine Nine’s under performance last year might not get her enough attention. Burnett didn’t do enough to win for Glee but if Hot in Cleveland had a bigger presence at the Emmys I think she has a stand out episode on that show
June 23, 2015 at 6:09 pm #351367
From your list Joan Cusack is the most deserving one, but Tina Fey also has a great chance as Marcia.
However I think either Kyra Sedgwick or Megan Mullaly should get nominated and win. Especially Kyra Sedgwick would make a great winner in my opinion.June 23, 2015 at 9:54 pm #351368
The best female guest performance of the year was Kirstie Alley for “The Middle.” She was so great they could even spin off her character into her own show! Right Ralph?
Yup (except for the spin-off part – enough of her with her own show already)!
Kirstie Alley was excellent in “The Middle” and should at the very least score a nomination. I’m all for Joan Cusack winning tho just so “Shameless” can FINALLY win an Emmy.June 23, 2015 at 10:09 pm #351369
As mentioned above, Susie Essman really deserves to be nominated and even win for her guest spot on Broad City as Ilana’s mom. Kelly Ripa was good, but she was playing a satirical version of herself, so it’s not very realistic for her to be nominated.June 24, 2015 at 12:13 am #351370
Don’t you dare to call me out, but Naya Rivera deserves to win. Her scenes with her grandmother is really emotional. I’m very happy about her storyline, great message – I think it’s important to ‘accept’ your loved ones choices in life and support them. Sometimes I’m really annoying as a Rivera fanboy, but that doesn’t take away of Rivera’s worthy performance. Frankly, I don’t see how Carol Burnett is considered for a nomination before Rivera. Even if she’s a big name, she did nothing worthy on “Glee”.