This year’s Supporting Drama Actress race will include at least two new names as Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) moves up to lead and Rose Byrne, a two-time nominee for “Damages,” didn’t appear in any new episodes during the Emmy eligibility period.
Last year, Archie Panjabi was the surprise winner for her role as Kalinda Sharma on “The Good Wife” over Emmy favorites like co-star Christine Baranski and Sharon Gless (“Burn Notice“). She could well repeat as she has a strong pool of episodes from which to choose her Emmy tape.
Baranski, Gless and Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men“) are likely to contend again as well. Newcomers to this race could include: Kelly McDonald (“Boardwalk Empire”), a stand-out among that stellar cast, TV vet Michelle Forbes (“The Killing”) who might finally have a role that resonates with Emmy voters, and two-time Oscar nominee Debra Winger (“In Treatment”).
Gold Derby senior editors Chris Beachum and Rob Licuria discuss the chances of each of these frontrunners, and also toss out a few names that might surprise, including Ginnfer Goodwin and Chloe Sevigny (“Big Love”), Regina King (“Southland”), Margo Martindale (“Justified”), Monica Potter (“Parenthood”) and Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”).