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2014 Emmy Predictions: Best Comedy Supporting Actress

By Peter Knegt and Ben Travers | Indiewire June 3, 2014 at 11:39AM

Here's our take on the best comedy supporting actress category.
Kevin Pollak and Allison Janney in "Mom."
Adam Taylor/CBS Kevin Pollak and Allison Janney in "Mom."

Indiewire will provide regular updates of our predictions through August 25th, when the winners will be announced. 

"Veep" got some more acting love, "Orange is the New Black" slipped into one more top category race, and Allison Janney will be looking to earn her first Emmy for comedy in the 2014 Outstanding Supporting Actress race. Mayim Bialik will represent "The Big Bang Theory" and Julie Bowen has the category to herself this year for "Modern Family" thespians. Can either take their immensely popular shows to the top, or will Kate McKinnon shock the world come August? 

Below are predictions for best comedy supporting actress from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and Assistant TV Editor Ben Travers. Check out predictions in all the categories here.

The nominees:
Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory"
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"
Allison Janney, "Mom"
Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"
Kate Mulgrew, "Orange is the New Black"

Ben's predictions:
Will win: Kate Mulgrew, "Orange is the New Black"
Could win: Allison Janney, "Mom"
Should win: Anna Chlumsky, "Veep"
Shoulda been here: Aubrey Plaza, "Parks and Recreation"

Peter's predictions:
Will win: Allison Janney, "Mom"
Could win: Kate Mulgrew, "Orange is the New Black"
Should win: Allison Janney, "Mom"
Shoulda been here: Lauren Weedman, "Looking"

This article is related to: Television, Emmys, Emmy Awards, 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards

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