Since we just looked at Best Actor, it’s now time to look at Best Actress in a Comedy. Definitely bet on Julia Louis-Dreyfus getting another nomination for Veep. Amy Poehler is a lock for Parks and Recreation. Taylor Schilling should break into the category with Orange Is The New Black.
From there… you have murkier waters. Edie Falco is in the running perpetually with Nurse Jackie. Mindy Kaling could break through in the acting category. She’s been nominated 6 six times, but never as an actress. Lena Dunham‘s show has been losing some steam, but she still seems like a strong contender for Girls. Anna Faris could snag a nomination for Mom.
Wendi-McLendon Covey is a longshot for The Goldbergs, as is Malin Ackerman for Trophy Wife. Zooey Deschanel‘s show The New Girl didn’t have a great season, and she’s probably out for the count. Abbi Jacobsen in Broad City just probably wasn’t seen by enough people. Melissa McCarthy will always get votes for being Melissa McCarthy, and could sneak a nomination for Mike and Molly.
Likely Nominees: Louis-Dreyfus, Poehler, Schilling, Falco, Dunham, and Kaling.
My vote: Louis-Dreyfus, Poehler, Schilling, Ackerman, and Kaling.