The race for the best supporting actress category for a drama series is as brimming with talent as ever, and the fact that none of the nominees from last year are returning this year (save one: the last lady to sit on the intact Iron Throne before this year’s disastrous finale) including the fantastic trio of Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd and Yvonne Strahovski from the excellent Hulu drama ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, Millie Bobby Brown from ‘Stranger Things’, Vanessa Kirby from ‘The Crown’ and Thandie Newton from ‘Westworld’ who is also the current reigning champion, we are looking at a completely fresh slate, albeit one with familiar faces, and with that, possibly exciting new talent or an opportunity for returning actors who couldn’t secure a nomination up until last time.
Despite its unbecoming final season, ‘Game of Thrones’ proved its might at the nominations, and this category just proves it. Four out of the six nominations in this category are from ‘Game of Thrones’, and the winner too seems will be fished from the same pool. With the nominations out, here are our final predictions for who the winner is going to be for the best supporting actress category at the Emmys this year.
Should Have Been Nominated
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
I have been sure to include personal favourites (that I might be admittedly biased towards) in all my predictions, and Chrissy Metz was my pick for the same for this category. Her character on the show, Kate Pearson is sensitive, smart and well developed, not to mention unreasonably cute and Metz embodies all of that perfectly. Even when I discount personal bias, her credentials would basically echo my sentiment: she has been on the Emmy nomination list in 2017 and also landed a spot twice consecutively on the Golden Globes list of nominations. I had considered pretty strong chances for a nomination consideration for her, maybe next year.
Susan Kelechi Watson, This Is Us
I would be forced to say that ‘This is Us’ has been royally snubbed at the Emmys for the acting categories, and she too would seem like an example. Although not too widely recognised in the awards circuit for her role as Beth Pearson in the beloved NBC family drama, 2019 could have been the year to change that since an increasing number of critics and prediction pundits took notice of her in the role. Although I too grew increasingly fond of her in the extremely likeable show, I did admit that her nomination would be completely subject to how many of the actors slated earlier slipped from the nominations slate. Things turned out quite the opposite, but there is always another time.