Patricia Arquette has two juicy projects in Emmy contention — Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora” and Hulu’s upcoming “The Act” — but 60 percent of our readers feel she’ll only walk away with a statuette for the former.
That’s hardly shocking since we already have data on “Dannemora.” Arquette, who’s leading our Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actress odds, has scooped up the Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice (in a tie with “Sharp Objects”‘ Amy Adams) and Screen Actors Guild Awards for her transformative turn and just needs the Emmy to complete the sweep. And while the show didn’t win an Best Limited Series prizes in January, it did bag a Directors Guild Award for Ben Stiller and is the Emmy favorite.
“The Act,” a true crime anthology series, doesn’t premiere until March 20, but it promises another transformation from Arquette into Dee Dee Blanchard, an ostensibly loving but overprotective mother who actually had Munchausen by proxy. (The first season is based on the real case covered in the 2016 Buzzfeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter to Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom Murdered.”) Arquette is in second place in our supporting actress odds, behind another disturbing TV mother with Munchausen, Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”). And the show’s spring premiere date ensures it’ll be fresher in voters’ minds than “Dannemora.”
While “The Act” is still unseen, 26 percent of our readers believe Arquette can pull off the double win, which would make her the first person to claim two acting Emmys in one night since Stockard Channing triumphed for “The West Wing” and “The Matthew Shepard Story” in 2002.
“If anyone can grab 2 Emmys in one ceremony, it is Patricia Arquette,” user MWA wrote. “ glad to see her chomping through these incredible parts with such dedication.”
Just 8 percent think Arquette will only win for “The Act,” while 6 percent think she’ll go home empty-handed.
In the near future, you can check out how our experts rank this year’s Emmy contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Emmy predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on July 16.