Emmy Predictions 2016: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

The Emmys are just three days away and I am busy looking into the crystal ball to see who will win.

crystal ball Em

Wait a minute. Aunt Em wasn’t nominated for any Emmys!

Luckily one of my fave categories is next . . . Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. I love wacky women!

The noms:

  • Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, black-ish
  • Laurie Metcalf as Dr. Jenna James, Getting On
  • Lily Tomlin as Frankie, Grace and Frankie
  • Amy Schumer as Amy, Inside Amy Schumer
  • Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep

Part of me is why bother. The notorious JLD will win, as she has every year since 2012. She’s like the opposite of Susan Lucci!

Truth be told I love Veep but I STILL haven’t watched this latest season. I will believe that Julia was probably terrific. I did watch Inside Amy Schumer and enjoyed it, but I wouldn’t say her performance was anything out of the ball park – the writing is what makes that show strong. And while I’ve heard great things about Grace and Frankie and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, I’ve never watched them so they totally don’t deserve it.

The show I DID watch and consider one of the best on television is Getting On. The show is finito after three seasons on HBO so I hope it gets the accolades it deserves this year. It is truly one of the best written, most honest, hilarious shows on TV. The cast is superb and felt like people you actually could know in real life. Metcalf deserves the Emmy. She is an underrated gem and I love her.

Who I Want to Win: Laurie Metcalf

Who Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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