Emmy Predictions 2018: Guest Actress
Laverne Cox Orange Is the New Black NETFLIX
This would be Cox’s third nomination for playing the history-making character of Netflix’s dramedy, who helps treat a gunshot victim in season five.
Pam Grier This Is Us NBC
As Deja’s beloved grandmother and one true role model in this NBC series, Grier brought out all the feelings. That could be deserving of an Emmy nom.
Margo Martindale The Good Fight CBS ALL ACCESS
Martindale returns to her “Good” universe character, Ruth Eastman, with a plan to impeach President Trump. That will probably get a lot of Emmy voters’ attention.
Marisa Tomei The Handmaid’s Tale HULU
Tomei’s Mrs. O’conner was too trusting for a life in the Colonies. Can Emmy voters be trusted to nominate the Oscar winner for her role in Hulu’s drama?
Kerry Washington How to Get Away With Murder ABC
Washington’s Olivia Pope earned two lead actress noms and could earn recognition for her crossover episode. With “Scandal” over, it would be a way to recognize her one last time.
Viola Davis Scandal ABC
Oscar-winner Davis won a lead actress Emmy for her work in the first season of “HTGAWM.” She could land a nom there and here for this TGIT crossover episode.
Cherry Jones The Handmaid’s Tale HULU
Jones’ portrayal of a feminist mother who probably died for her principles in Hulu’s drama may warrant her first Emmy nomination since her win in 2009 for “24.”
Diana Rigg Game of Thrones HBO
“Tell Cersei. I want her to know it was me.” Surely the final utterance of a character famous for bon mots is worthy of an Emmy nomination for the actress who played her.
Cicely Tyson How to Get Away With Murder ABC
This would be the legendary actress’ third nomination for playing Viola Davis’ no-nonsense mother. If she’s anything like her character, it’s best not to stand in her way.
Samira Wiley The Handmaid’s Tale HULU
Eligible in the guest category now, Wiley was nominated as a supporting actress last year for playing the best friend a woman could have in Hulu’s dystopian drama.