2022 Emmy Predictions: Supporting Actress (Drama Series)

While this year’s Best Comedy Supporting Actress Emmy Awards lineup could match last year’s exactly, the corresponding drama one is guaranteed to be completely different. 2021 winner Gillian Anderson and her “The Crown” costars Helena Bonham Carter and Emerald Fennell have all exited the series, which did not air new episodes during the current eligibility window anyway. Aunjanue Ellis’s “Lovecraft Country” concluded in 2020, and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” for which Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski, and Samira Wiley were all nominated last year, also did not return in time to contend at this year’s Emmys.

This clear field could work in favor of Julia Garner, who is in the hunt for her third trophy for her work on “Ozark.” She could, however, face challenges from two women who previously prevailed here for other series but are now seeking recognition for new ones: Julianna Margulies (“The Morning Show”), who won for “ER” in 1995, and Dianne Wiest (“Mayor of Kingstown”), who won for “In Treatment” in 2008.

Past nominees hoping for another shot at glory this year are Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”), Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”), and Sarah Snook (“Succession”).

Patricia Arquette, who triumphed in lead in 2005 for “Medium,” is now seeking recognition for her work in “Severance.” Actresses who could earn bids for new drama series include Christina Ricci (“Yellowjackets”), Youn Yuh-jung (“Pachinko”), and “Squid Game” costars Jung Ho-yeon and Kim Joo-ryung.

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