The Emmys are right around the corner, which means it's time to talk at length about the Emmys. Each weekday from now until the telecast on September 22, we'll be bringing you our highly sought-after, well-respected, and very prolific thoughts and opinions on who we think SHOULD win each award. On Friday we told you which series we think deserves the high honor of being named Outstanding Comedy Series. Today we start dissecting the drama categories, and we're leading off with supporting ladies!
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
THE NOMINEES: Morena Baccarin (Homeland), Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
RECENT WINNERS: Maggie Smith took home the award in 2012, Justified's Margo Martindale won in 2011, and Archie Panjabi won for The Good Wife in 2010.
TV.COM EDITORS' PICKS
KAITLIN: Maggie Smith will win because she's Maggie Smith and the world is kind of terrified to vote against her (which, okay, I get it), but this award belongs to Anna Gunn, plain and simple. She's put in her time. She's portrayed one of the most hated characters on television for five seasons (and it's unwarranted hate, if you ask me), and she's done it beautifully.
TIM: We could very well be looking at a Breaking Bad sweep in the acting categories (minus the lead actress), but what if I told you the most deserving of the BrBa bunch was Anna Gunn? Well that's what I'm telling you. That woman can enter a pool like no one else! Don't forget—this year's award is for Season 5A, not the final eight episodes.
JEN: Three's a crowd, I know, and I so want to give this to Christina Hendricks for Mad Men, but she really should've won last year for her standout performance in Season 5, which was absolutely worthy of accolades aplenty (this year's nomination, Hendricks' fourth in a row, is for Season 6). But we gotta live in the now—or at least the Emmys' eligibility window—and Anna Gunn did amazing things with Skyler as Breaking Bad kicked off its swan song. Win it for all the viewers who hate you because they can't stand your character, Anna!
AIRED ON 9/20/2015
Season 67 : Episode 1