Last year newcomer Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black“) stopped Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep“) from winning her fourth career SAG Award for Best TV Comedy Actress. TV’s comedy queen previously prevailed in this individual comedy race for “Veep” in 2013 and “Seinfeld” in 1996 and 1997. Who will take the crown in Round 2 of the Julia vs. Uzo rematch?
Our Top 24 Users, those two dozen folks who had the highest scores predicting last year’s SAG winners, overwhelmingly favor Louis-Dreyfus to take home another SAG trophy. Seventeen of them expect her to win, giving her leading 4/11 odds: Harley Diamond, TonyThomas, Chels725, Bird, FreemanGriffin, KingJay, Eng Keat, SenanL, MovieMania, bondzzz, GermnArturoCortsMatus, Nika Litt, smor, OberynShmartell, steo, Awardzilla and wienrdog0.
Last year there was a seven-way tie for best predictions at 87.50% (seven out of eight categories correct), with bondzzz reaping the highest point score of 11,756 because of his smart use of his 500 and 200 point bets, so it would be wise to heed his predictions.
And Draz, SupaDupa Fly and Noe forecast a victory for Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation“), resulting in third-place odds of 14/1. This would be Poehler’s first-ever win at the SAG Awards, after losing this race to Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) in 2012 and Aduba in 2014.
None of our Top 24 are predicting victories for either Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt“), who comes in fourth place with 50/1 odds, or Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie“), who’s our fifth-place pick with 66/1 odds. While Kemper is a SAG newbie, Falco holds the SAG record with 22 career nominations and five wins for “The Sopranos” (three lead, two ensemble).
Our Editors, we who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, are unanimous in their support for Louis-Dreyfus. All six of us say she’ll win: Chris Beachum, Marcus James Dixon, Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, Matt Noble and Paul Sheehan.
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Photo Credits: “Veep” by HBO; “Orange is the New Black” by Netflix