Remember back in the day when I had integrity and wrote about really important things that matter? Nope? Me neither!
That said, I did promise you AGES ago that I was going to make my Emmy predictions. And then stuff like the Olympics and Ryan Lochte got in the way, so I abandoned my crusade. But the bitch is back and today we are going to discuss who I think should be voted the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Onward!
Here are the nominees:
- Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory
- Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey in Desperate Housewives
- Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy in Modern Family
- Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in Modern Family
- Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow in Nurse Jackie
- Kristen Wiig as various characters in Saturday Night Live
Okay, really, this is a MAJOR snooze fest. I mean, not because the ladies aren’t bitchin’–they are–but because I watch 1.5 of these shows (SNL and Modern Family) and even with those low odds I know who’s going to win. So let’s talk about who WON’T.
First, let’s knock incumbent Julie off the list. Home girl as great as an uptight mom, but I don’t buy it that she’s acting. Hehe. And honestly, as much as I love Sofia Vergara as Gloria, it’s her boobs that are the starring attraction.
Merritt Wever sounds like an insurance company, so she’s out. That leaves us with three: Blossom, Kathryn, and Kristen.
This past spring was Kristen’s last season on SNL, so you’d think she’d be a given the Emmy as a consolation prize. But then Blossom had to injure her thumb in a car accident and you KNOW there is nothing the Emmys like more than overcoming tragedy. Except for maybe death. And guess what? Kathryn Joosten passed away in June after an eleven year battle against lung cancer. So . . .
Who I Want to Win: Kristen Wiig
Who Will Win: Kathryn Joosten
Supporting Actress — my favorite category, no matter what the award!
Totally Julie Bowen all the way again! Even though she won last year, I would absolutely have no problem if she starts pulling a Rhea Pearlman and wins every year. Brilliant. Subtle. Funny. Every gesture this woman makes is pure gold. The marriage of her and the writers of Modern Family is making television history. There is one scene this season that I just have to re-wind the DVR and watch again every time; It is not a funny scene; it is just her and her husband sitting together on the beach talking. The wind is blowing her hair in her face yet she is just sublimely pulling every emotion she can into this scene; together they are amazing. If she doesn’t win, I would love to see Sofia get it; she deserves it. Love Mayim on BIG BANG but that cast is just incredible as an ensemble — and where is the Emmy love for Kaley Cuoco (she didn’t have an agent encouraging her to change her name? unless she did change her name?!) i loved Housewives til the bitter end (I am the one) but Kathryn’s nomination just seems gratuitous? All the girls did Emmy worthy work this past season but Emmy forgot them after the 1st season. Eden Sher from “The Middle” deserves a nom here (as does the rest of that cast); I don’t watch “Nurse Jackie”; Kristen Wiig is fantastic but some of her SNL characters are just too annoying and repetitive.
Fran, I love your passion. You need to be a guest columnist!