Emmy Pre­dic­tions 2018: Guest Ac­tress

Variety - - Contenders - BY WHIT­NEY FRIEDLANDER

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.

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