The Emmys are less than two weeks away, which is stressful because that also means it will be the penultimate week of Breaking Bad. Yes, I have meth on my mind.
This stress also affects my selection for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series because I only want one person to get it . . . . Skysenberg White, played by Anna Gunn.
HOWEVER, you, my readers, have come to expect journalistic integrity from me. So let us discuss how I made my choice.
Ahem, the nominees:
- Anna Gunn as Skyler White, Breaking Bad
- Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, Downton Abbey
- Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones
- Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody, Homeland
- Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris, Mad Men
- Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, The Good Wife
Of the shows nominated, I watch half on a regular basis: Breaking Bad (duh), Downton Abbey, and Game of Thrones. But don’t worry, I have opinions on all of them! Hehe.
Maggie Smith is simply divine as the Dowager Countess, but the dame won last year, so let’s pass on the torch, okay?
I love Game of Thrones, but Clarke is the weakest actress of the bunch. I mean, you can only say “Where are my DRAGONS???” so many times before I yawn. Everyone knows it was Catelyn Stark who deserved the nom. And now that she attended the infamous Red Wedding, she’ll never get another chance!
I don’t watch Homeland, but I did watch the pilot (which I mention to you, my readers, EVERY SINGLE TIME I write about the show). Monica annoys me because she is too young to play Brody’s wife. In real life, the actress is 34. And she’s a pretty 34. If she in fact had teenagers like she has on the show, she’d be a hard 34 straight out of an episode of Intervention. Instead, she looks like she could be Mrs. America. I’m onto you, Homeland casting directors.
And then there’s Christina Hendricks. Mad Men is very dedicated to their fans. While we women get this:
Men get this:
I don’t know about her acting skills, but Christina’s other assets are A-Okay!
Finally, we have Christine Baranski, the only actress nominated from a broadcast network show. But she’s already won for Cybill, so, you know, time to move on.
So that leads me back to the actress I already told you I want to win, Anna Gunn as Skyler White. As the morally challenged wife of meth manufacturer Walter White, Gunn has been flawless in her descent from honest mother to ethically bankrupt co-conspirator. She’s betrayed her family and herself, and I am genuinely concerned that there is no way out. Ugh. Best show ever! But I digress.
Who I Want to Win: Anna Gunn
Who Will Win: Anna Gunn. Or that goddamn dame Maggie Smith