“Bodyguard” star Richard Madden keeps doing better and better in our Emmy odds for Best Drama Actor. We rank him third as of this writing, but the Expert journalists from top media outlets who have given us their predictions place him second, with six of them betting on him to win. But what about Keeley Hawes as the politician Madden’s title character is tasked with protecting? We might not be giving her nearly enough credit in the race for Best Drama Supporting Actress.
That’s not to say everyone is discounting her. Far from it. Though no Experts are currently predicting that Hawes will win, these eight are betting that she’ll be nominated: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Mary Murphy (Gold Derby), Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine), Kaitlin Thomas (TVGuide.com), Anne Thompson (IndieWire), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Glenn Whipp (LA Times). Two of Gold Derby’s Editors also think she’ll be nominated, as do five of our Top 24 Users and three of our All-Star Top 24. Those top users got the highest scores predicting the Emmy nominations in previous years, so their picks carry greater weight in our odds than everyday users’.
Hawes was already recognized her native UK for her performance, earning a Best Actress bid at the BAFTA TV Awards. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress at those kudos for her work in the limited series “Mrs. Wilson,” for which she is also eligible now for an Emmy. Based on the combined predictions of Gold Derby’s users, Hawes is an underdog for “Mrs. Wilson,” but having both performances under her belt in the same season won’t hurt.
And if she’s nominated for “Bodyguard” then all bets are off, especially if she’s up against multiple “Game of Thrones” women who could split the vote. And “Bodyguard” is reminiscent of another political thriller that exceeded our expectations in its first season, “Homeland,” so if voters admire this show as much as they did that one, Hawes could even be part of a sweep. So those “Thrones” women might need bodyguards of their own to watch their backs.
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