The TV Czar's Emmy Ballot
For some crazy reason, the Academy refuses to give me an Emmy ballot. Seems preposterous to me, but I suppose I have to accept their decision.
Since they won't let me have my say, I've decided to submit my personal Emmy ballots via Technorati. The series will cover my ballots for the major Emmy awards leading up to the actual nominations on July 19.
We begin the series by looking at the available options for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Recently, this category has been hijacked by the strong acting of characters on The Good Wife and Mad Men. Those women are always good candidates, but it's important to not overlook the work of some other strong actresses. With that in mind, here are my six choices for the nomination:
Morena Baccarin- Though a lot of the Emmy focus will be on Damian Lewis and Claire Danes (and rightly so), Baccarin deserves credit for a thankless performance as Mrs. Brody. While the second half of the season was light on moments for Mrs. Brody, Baccarin did a great job of conveying the emotional confusion of the character at the beginning of the season. In a fairly shallow category, the work should be worth a nomination.
Christina Hendricks- Hendricks is the consistent bridesmaid of the category. She always in, but like the rest of her castmates, she can't pull down an individual Emmy. This year might be the year we see a Mad Men cast member break through. With the emotionally-wringing performance in "The Other Woman," Hendricks has a submission episode that should get her a lot of attention from the Academy.
Lena Headey- After trying to sneak into the Lead Actress category last year, Headey decided to drop down to the Supporting Actress category. Hopefully, the decision will prove to be a wise one. There were a few spotlight episodes for Headey this season, and she didn't disappoint. Given the amount of characters on a show like Game of Thrones, it's tough to stand out. The Academy should reward someone who did stand out.Continued on the next page