Gina Wilhelm Actress – Handicapping the Emmys
It’s getting close to Emmy nomination time, so the Los Angeles Times is picking who they expect to receive nominations. Today they look at lead comedy actress.
This year, Tom O’Neil expects all five of last year’s nominees to return when nominations are announced on July 16.
Those nominees were Christina Applegate of “Samantha Who?”, America Ferrera from “Ugly Betty,” Julia Louis-Dreyfus from “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” and Mary-Louise Parker of “Weeds.”
Those are in addition to last year’s winner, Tina Fey from “30 Rock.”
However, this year there will be six nominees. Additionally, nominees will be chosen by a popular vote.
O’Neil thinks that means Amy Poehler of “Parks and Recreation” has a good chance, as she’s immensely popular, even if her show isn’t.
He also thinks Toni Collette of “The United States of Tara” may get the nomination, as shows and movies dealing with multiple personality disorder often are recognized by the academy.
This possibility was highlighted in an earlier post on this blog.
Finally, O’Neil says that there is a chance for 2005 winner Felicity Huffman of “Desperate Housewives” again this year, but points out that she wasn’t nominated last year.