DARK HORSE: Constance Wu as Jessica Huang in “Fresh Off the Boat”
DARK HORSE: Aya Cash as Gretchen in “You’re the Worst”
DARK HORSE: Rachel Bloom as Rebecca Bunch in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
IN THE CONVERSATION: Minnie Driver as Maya DiMeo in “Speechless”
IN THE CONVERSATION: Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop in “The Good Place”
IN THE CONVERSATION: Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Fleabag in “Fleabag”
IN THE CONVERSATION: Issa Rae as Issa Dee in “Insecure”
FRONTRUNNER: Allison Janney as Bonnie in “Mom”
FRONTRUNNER: Sarah Jessica Parker as Frances in “Divorce”
FRONTRUNNER: Tracee Ellis Ross as Bow Johnson in “black-ish”
FRONTRUNNER: Ellie Kemper as Kimmy Schmidt in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
FRONTRUNNER: Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer in “Veep”
As everyone settles in for summer, we’re digging into Emmys season.
Best Actress in a Comedy Series has been a foregone conclusion for the past few years, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the midst of a historic streak. That said, sixth time might be the charm for another comedy contender to take the crown from the former Veep.
We’ve gathered the top actresses in TV, from the dark horses, all the way through to the sure things. For each actress, we’ve also included whether or not they’ve taken home a statuette before and if they’ll have a shot again if 2017 doesn’t end up being their year.
(For full predictions and analysis on this year’s awards, check out our Emmy homepage here.)
Previous Nominations: 0
Previous Wins: 0
Eligible After This Year?: ABC upped “Fresh Off the Boat” for another season last month, so she’ll be a possibility again.