Olivia Colman is trying to follow in Claire Foy‘s footsteps in more ways than one. Succeeding her as Queen Elizabeth II on “The Crown” is one thing and now she’s attempting to emulate her awards run for the show. Colman is the heavy favorite to take home the Best TV Drama Actress Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards, just like Foy did, and a win at the latter would put “The Crown” in the company of just one other show to field two different winners in the category.
Thanks to Foy’s back-to-back wins in 2017-18, “The Crown” is one of eight shows to garner multiple SAG Awards in the lead actress category. But seven of those series had their same respective star score repeat victories; the only show to boast two different winners is “Grey’s Anatomy,” which saw Sandra Oh and Chandra Wilson triumph back to back in 2006 and ’07.
Those “Grey’s” wins are also notable for the fact that Oh and Wilson were supporting players on the long-running medical drama and managed to prevail in the SAG Awards’ single individual TV races that combine lead and supporting performances. Unlike Foy and Colman on “The Crown,” Oh and Wilson were co-stars who shared the screen as well, so a Colman victory would be the first instance of the same character winning the SAG Award for two actresses.
Colman is way out in front in our odds at 82/25. Emmy champ Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”) is second, followed by Meryl Streep (“Big Little Lies”), Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”) and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). Ironically, Comer’s co-star and defending champ Oh, who is the second person after Julianna Margulies to win this award for two shows, is expected to miss out this year, sitting in sixth place.
Here are all the shows with multiple TV drama actress wins.
“The Sopranos” (all for Edie Falco, 2000, ’03, ’08)
“The X-Files” (all for Gillian Anderson, 1996-97)
“ER” (all for Julianna Margulies, 1998-99)
“The West Wing” (all for Allison Janney, 2001-02)
“Grey’s Anatomy” (one for Sandra Oh, 2006; one for Chandra Wilson, ’07)
“The Good Wife” (all for Julianna Margulies, 2010-11)
“How to Get Away with Murder” (all for Viola Davis, 2015-16)
“The Crown” (all for Claire Foy, 2017-18)
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