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Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Previous Best Supporting Actress in a Drama winner Julia Garner could make history by winning for the final season of "Ozark."

Julia Garner in "Ozark"

Julia Garner in “Ozark”


Last Year’s Winner: Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”
Still Eligible: No.
Hot Streak: Julia Garner has won both times she has been nominated, so should she win a third Emmy for her work on Netflix’s “Ozark,” she would tie “Lou Grant” star Nancy Marchand’s record for the most consecutive Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series wins.
Notable Ineligible Series: Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski, and Samira Wiley, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Season 6 is not eligible); Thandiwe Newton, “Westworld” (Season 4 is not eligible)

This article will be updated throughout the season, along with all our predictions, so make sure to keep checking IndieWire for the latest news from the 2022 Emmys race. The nomination round of voting will take place from June 16 to June 27, with the official Emmy nominations to be announced on Tuesday, July 12. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be given out over two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, with an edited presentation on the ceremonies to be broadcast on Saturday, September 10, at 8:00 p.m. ET on FXX. Finally, the 74rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 12, and air live on NBC at 8:00 p.m. ET/ 5:00 p.m. PT.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series is a category going through a total overhaul in terms of nominations. “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Crown,” which took up seven of the eight nomination slots are ineligible this year, making room for what is likely to be a more diverse set of nominees.

In addition to repeat winner Julia Garner (“Ozark”), Sarah Snook (“Succession”) and Fiona Shaw (“Killing Eve”) seem like the safest bets to score another nomination, but one should otherwise expect a fresh crop of nominees to fill out the crowded category like Christina Ricci in “Yellowjackets”, Jung Ho-yeon in “Squid Game”, and Sydney Sweeney “Euphoria,” who all recently had scene-stealing turns on newer shows. And do not count out Oscar winners Sally Field (“Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty”) and Yuh-Jung Youn (“Pachinko”) too.

Current Contenders (In Alphabetical Order):
Charithra Chandran, “Bridgerton” (Netflix)
Christina Ricci, “Yellowjackets” (Showtime)
Fiona Shaw, “Killing Eve” (AMC)
J. Smith-Cameron, “Succession” (HBO)
Julia Garner, “Ozark” (Netflix)
Juliana Margulies, “The Morning Show” (Apple TV+)
Jung Ho-yeon, “Squid Game” (Netflix)
Kelly Reilly, “Yellowstone” (Paramount Network)
Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things” (Netflix)
Nicola Coghlan, “Bridgerton” (Netflix)
Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul” (AMC)
Sally Field, “Winning Time: Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” (HBO)
Sarah Snook, “Succession” (HBO)
Sydney Sweeney, “Euphoria” (HBO)
Yuh-Jung Youn, “Pachinko” (Apple TV+)

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