Staring into the Emmy Crystal Ball Part 3
It’s not hard to be a supporting actor/actress. Your main job is to put a few things on the table and not take anything off the table. Mostly, as long as the audience doesn’t groan when you appear on the screen, you are doing fine (I am looking at you, January Jones). That being said, some supporting actors/actresses bring a ton to the table, steal a few scenes, and make you excited when they appear on screen. The people in the Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress categories meet this standard. If you missed the Drama and Comedy awards, read part 1 and part 2. On to the nominees:
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama: Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire, Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife, Christine Baranski, The Good Wife, Margo Martindale, Justified, Michelle Forbes, The Killing, Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Who is Going to Win: Margo Martindale- She’s the big name, and her performance as the villian for this season of Justified was pitch perfect.
Who Should Win: Margo Martindale- Justified fans could not have asked for more. Not a single episode left you unfulfilled. You were always waiting for next week.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones, Josh Charles, The Good Wife, Alan Cumming, The Good Wife, Walton Goggins, Justified, John Slattery, Mad Men, Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
Who is Going to Win: Peter Dinklage- There are only so many opportunities for dwarfs to showcase their acting talent. That being said, Dinklage took the opportunity and ran with it. He brought skill and wit to a show and role that demanded a ton of it. I love Slattery and Goggins, but Dinklage put more on the table for his show this year. The Emmy voters will be excited by the novelty and make him the winner.Continued on the next page