Can anyone defeat Julia Louis-Dreyfus from winning in this category a fifth time in a row? Probably not. The reason is because with the incredible amount of nominations for Veep this year and the likelihood it will win for comedy series again, Dreyfus will definitely be riding the momentum towards another win. Added to that, without Dreyfus, there is no show. Veep is entirely dependent upon Dreyfus and she never fails to be hilarious yet poignant at the same time. Her acting on this show supersedes anything she has done in her career, including her iconic role on Seinfeld.
Anyone outside of Dreyfus winning in this category would be a huge upset (maybe the biggest of the night in the acting categories). Of the remaining nominees, it seems that Ellie Kemper has the best chance of achieving that. Kemper is tremendously popular and she effectively holds up Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt into being the show that it is with her quirky style of acting. Also, Kemper was unfairly snubbed with last year’s Emmys and that alone could give her a push to win the Emmy as compensation for having not even been nominated last year.
Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Laurie Metcalf – Getting On
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish
Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Could Win: Ellie Kemper
Should Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus