FX's THE BEAR "Ceres" (Airs Thursday, June 23) Pictured: Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu. CR: Matt Dinerstein/FX
ManOfTheCenturyMovie Awards Emmy Predictions 2023: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Emmy Predictions 2023: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

FX's THE BEAR "Ceres" (Airs Thursday, June 23) Pictured: Ayo Edebiri as Sydney Adamu. CR: Matt Dinerstein/FX

We’ll be updating this article throughout the season, along with all of our predictions, so be sure to keep checking IndieWire for the latest news from the 2023 Emmy race. Nomination voting will run June 15-26, with nominees official at the Emmys announced Wednesday, July 12. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented on two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, with a curated presentation of the ceremonies airing on FXX at a later date. Finally, the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 18 and will air live on FOX at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.

The state of the breed

If anyone deserved an Emmy for her acceptance speech alone, it would be recent winner of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Sheryl Lee Ralph (technically last year’s telecast falls into this year’s window of eligibility, so why not give her another acknowledgment?).

One of the appeals of her show ‘Abbott Elementary’ is just like giving ABC comedy its ensemble, so though Ralph is the frontrunner, co-star Janelle James (another returning nominee) could just as conveniently win for her amazing performance as Principal Ava in Season 2. Plus, with shows like ‘Hacks’ out of the picture this year, there’s more room for ‘Abbott Elementary’ star Lisa Ann Walter to pull it off again this time around.

As for network comedy’s biggest competition, look no further than comedy juggernaut “Ted Lasso,” which boasts an Emmy-winning performance from Hannah Waddingham, as well as multiple nominations for Juno Temple. While the supposed final season of the show hasn’t been the flashiest for their characters, there’s no doubt that both will enter the category this year.

‘Barry’ and ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ which conclude this season pave the way for past nominees Sarah Goldberg, Alex Borstein and Marin Hinkle to join them, although there’s also a trio of formidable newcomers, with’ The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Bear” Ayo Edebiri and “Shrinking” stars Jessica Williams and Christa Miller are getting enough supporting work on a hit new series to merit awards attention.

Current contenders (in alphabetical order):
Zazie Beetz, “Atlanta” (FX)
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Prime Video)
Ayo Edebiri, “The Bear” (Hulu)
Sarah Goldberg, “Barry” (HBO)
Marin Hinkle, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” (Prime Video)
Janelle James, “Elementary Abbott” (ABC)
Jane Krakowski, “Schmigadoon” (Apple TV+)
Christa Miller, “Shrink” (Apple TV+)
Ego Nwodim, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Elementary Abbott” (ABC)
Cecily Strong, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Temple of Juno, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV+)
Lisa Ann Walter, “Elementary Abbott” (ABC)
Jessica Williams, “Shrink” (Apple TV+)

More predictions on the comedy category:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

To see IndieWire’s full set of predictions for the 75th Emmy Awards click here.

Last year’s winner: Sheryl Lee Ralph, “Elementary Abbott”
Still eligible: YES.
Hot Series: Last year was Sheryl Lee Ralph’s first Emmy win for “Abbott Elementary,” so no streak yet, but if she wins again, she would become the first black actress to win this category twice.
Notable ineligible series: Hannah Einbinder, “Hacks” (Season 3 was ineligible)

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