Emmys 2017: Why Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Allison Williams deserve Supporting Actress – Comedy Series nods
Emmy fans, we’ve made it: This is the last edition or our voting series leading up to the results — the voting window here is short, so you’re going to have to look at our Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series picks quickly in order to vote!
We won’t spend a whole lot of time teasing what’s coming; instead, let’s just prepare to dive right in.
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The 2017 Emmy nominations will be formally announced on July 13. The results of all of our CarterMatt Emmy polls will be formally revealed on July 12 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. They will officially close in the minutes leading up to that time.
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – The Nominees
D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place (NBC) – She was Janet, Bad Janet, and always funny. This was the sort of role that consistently delivered great one-liners even she was only briefly on the show. One of the things we look for in Supporting Actors are people who own every scene they are a part of, and she effectively did that.
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (FX) – The biggest challenge that Chlumsky repeatedly faces on this show is playing a character who we want to root for; then again, do you want to root for anyone on this show? Amy is admirable for her ambition, her recklessness at times, but then also her devotion to Selina, whether it be for power or something otherwise. What we know is that Anna commits to her highs and lows beyond measure.
Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live (NBC) – A tremendous performance during the Weekend Update bits as always, but what we really loved from Jones this past year were the pre-tapes. Think in terms of her relationship with Kyle Mooney, or her wanting to play Donald Trump. The ideas were sometimes silly, but she was game and tremendously funny.
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC) – Her Hillary Clinton was great, but then add to this Whiskers R We, Last Call, and then that character she plays who was frequently abducted. Kate’s characters are all wonderful, and we’ve labeled out just a small fraction of them here to help you understand her greatness.
Yvonne Orji, Insecure (HBO) – As Molly, Orji brought such a nice compliment to the show alongside Issa Rae, and at the same time brought a ton of comedy to it. She had such a specific, super-fascinating perspective that she played into, and embodied perfectly what this show did so well: Be relatable, real, flawed, but also funny. She was the full package in every scene.
Allison Williams, Girls (HBO) – Williams was the heart and soul of that show for so many years, and there was something very powerful in how Marnie’s story especially unraveled and tied together — or at least as much as a Girls story could — in the finale. Williams has to be proud of all of the light and shade that she brought to her through six very-strong seasons as a performer.
Now, we leave it to you to vote!
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