Angela Lansbury holds one of the most dubious awards records: With 18 losses, the legendary actress is the Emmys’ biggest loser. But that could all change this year. Thirteen years after her last nomination, Lansbury is back in the running with PBS’ adaptation of “Little Women,” which premieres May 13.
Lansbury plays the wealthy, judgmental Aunt March on the BBC/PBS co-production, The grand matriarch of the March family, Aunt March was portrayed by Edna May Oliver in the 1933 film, Lucile Watson in the 1949 film, Oscar winner Greer Garson in the 1978 miniseries and Mary Wickes in the 1994 film.
Per our limited series/TV movie supporting actress odds, Lansbury is currently in fourth place behind reigning champ Laura Dern (“Twin Peaks”), Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”) and Nicole Kidman (“Top of the Lake: China Girl”). One Editor, Chris Beachum, and three of our Top 24 Users, Max, Kevin Dillon and Nathan Taylor, are picking her to finally hear her name called.
Lansbury, who lost for all 12 seasons of “Murder, She Wrote,” could definitely ride the overdue narrative to a win. She is 92 years old now, is one of our last surviving stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood, is still steadily working (she’ll be in “Mary Poppins Returns”), and received an honorary Oscar in the 13 years since her last Emmy nomination for her guest turn on “Law & Order: SVU” and “Law & Order: Trial by Jury.” There’s also a new, membership-wide voting system in place since she last contended that could help her.
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