According to Gold Derby’s early 2017 Emmy predictions for Best Drama Supporting Actress, there’s an unprecedented three-way tie for who’ll win between Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder from Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and Chrissy Metz from NBC’s “This Is Us.” Who will prevail? See more contenders below and then be sure to make or update your Emmy predictions before the nominations are announced July 13.
All three featured ladies have overall odds of 10/3, based on Gold Derby’s racetrack odds that combine the predictions of our website Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who did the best at predicting last year’s noms, the All-Star Users who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years’ nominations, and everyday Users like you. Soon, we’ll also feature the predictions of Emmy Experts from major media outlets, but they haven’t piped in quite yet.
While the “Stranger Things” co-stars both lost individual bids for Best Drama Actress at this year’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, they still took home SAG statues as part of that winning ensemble. For the Emmys, Brown has the support of Gold Derby Editor Daniel Montgomery, with our Matt Noble backing Ryder.
Thirteen-year-old Brown is still an up-and-comer so she has no other major industry kudos at this stage, while Ryder is a two-time Oscar nominee for “The Age of Innocence” (1993) and “Little Women” (1994) and a Golden Globe champ for “The Age of Innocence.” Either of them could win their first Emmy Award this year for their work on the sci-fi drama.
And Metz, who has the support of three of our Editors (Chris Beachum, Marcus James Dixon and Rob Licuria), is coming off of a Golden Globe nomination of her own for her role as sibling Kate Pearson on the NBC family drama. If the TV academy falls in love with “This Is Us” as much as America has, Metz could be just one of many stars from that show to earn Emmy nominations.
In fourth place with 7/2 odds is Uzo Aduba. This “Orange is the New Black” breakout star won Best Comedy Guest Actress in 2014, then she switched genres and categories in 2015 and prevailed again as Best Drama Supporting Actress. Inexplicably, this two-time champ was snubbed last year, but thanks to the three “Game of Thrones” ladies (Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams) and reigning champ Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”) all being ineligible, it’s a safe bet Aduba will return.
That brings us to last year’s sole remaining Emmy nominees: Maura Tierney (“The Affair”) and Constance Zimmer (“UnReal”). Tierney has slightly better odds than Zimmer (9/2 compared to 11/2), but both ladies are expected to come back based on these early rankings. While neither star has won an Emmy before, Tierney did take home a Golden Globe last year for her Showtime role, while Zimmer prevailed at the Critics’ Choice Awards in 2016 for her performance on the Lifetime dramedy.
Following those six contenders on our Best Drama Supporting Actress chart is Margo Martindale (“The Americans”) in seventh place with 6/1 odds, Patricia Clarkson (“House of Cards”) in eighth place with 7/1 odds, Martindale again (“Sneaky Pete”) in ninth place with 15/2 odds and Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) in 10th place with 15/2 odds.
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