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Emmys 2017 Supporting Actress Comedy Nominees

Emmys 2017 Poll: Who Should Win for Supporting Actress in a Comedy?

It’s a battle of the Not Ready for Prime Time Players versus… well, a few primetime players.

This year, the Emmys‘ Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy category is dominated by NBC’s late-night institution Saturday Night Live, which locked up three of the six nominations. Last year’s winner, Kate McKinnon, leads the way — her election-year spoofs of Hillary Clinton and Kellyanne Conway make her a heavy favorite to repeat — and she’s joined by castmates Vanessa Bayer (who said goodbye to SNL in May after seven seasons) and Leslie Jones.

But there are three non-SNL nominees in the field, too, including a pair of ladies from Amazon’s Transparent: Judith Light, who plays overbearing mom Shelly, and Kathryn Hahn, who plays rabbi Raquel. Plus, Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky is back with her fifth nomination as neurotic staffer Amy Brookheimer.

So it’s a straight 50-50 coin flip if an SNL-er will take home an Emmy on Sunday, Sept. 17… but who should claim the trophy? Vote for your favorite in the poll below, then hit the comments to defend your pick.

Every day for the next three weeks, we’ll be posting another “Who should win?” poll, so visit TVLine.com each day to weigh in on who deserves TV’s most prestigious honor. (For a complete list of this year’s nominees, click here.)

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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19 Comments
  1. Lohan says:

    How was Leslie Jones nominated? Is it because of last year’s harrassment? It can’t be for her acting. She constantly forgets her lines are ruined many sketches this season!

    • Richard says:

      Most on SNL are reading cue cards and she can’t even do that very well. And I don’t watch Veep & Transparent, so I don’t like these noms.

      • Chris says:

        You may not like veep of transparent but those 3 noms are well earned. I agree Leslie doesn’t deserve to be nominated, the only sketch she’s been in besides black jeopardy that makes me laugh is the one where she’s lost in the woods with Dinklage.

        • hmmm says:

          So, what you’re saying is that you don’t know what you’re talking about but still feel the need to leave a hot take?

    • hmmm says:

      She’s done great work on those digital shorts.

  2. Joey Padron says:

    Kate will win again. She was great on SNL this season.

  3. Rex the Wonder Dog says:

    Melissa Rauch

  4. T.W.S.S. says:

    Yvonne Orji, ‘Insecure’

  5. Max Fisher says:

    How is Transparent a comedy?

  6. GK says:

    Well I hope it’s not Leslie Jones. She along with Colin Jost, Michael Che, and Kyle Mooney are like the butt hair of a functioning SNL body.

  7. Ryan says:

    I love Leslie Jones but she plays Leslie Jones.

    Kate McKinnon though? As KellyAnne Conway? Brilliant.

  8. dan says:

    I still can’t figure out how Leslie Jones and Vanessa Bayer were nominated. Leslie is terrible in sketches and her Weekend Update bits are basically a stand-up routine from a sitting position, hardly Emmy material. And as much as I like Vanessa Bayer, she didn’t appear much this past year and certainly doesn’t have enough material from one episode to be Emmy worthy. I’m not sure how they got nominated over the much buzzed about and deserving Rita Moreno (One Day At a Time reboot) and other Emmy darlings like Mayim Bialik, Julie Bowen and Sophia Vergara (I’m not saying they all deserved nominations this year, just don’t understand how all three of them were beat out of nominations by Leslie and Vanessa). I’m not sure it matters who was nominated because Kate McKinnon deserves to win her second Emmy in a row.

  9. Brock Hard says:

    While I adore Chlumsky’s Amy, Kate McKinnon has it in the bag.

  10. LT says:

    This is Kate’s to lose…this should be a no-brainer for the voting academy.

  11. CJKatl says:

    Eden Sher should have been nominated and should win, but her show doesn’t make Emmy voters feel politically superior.

  12. Ethan says:

    Will Win: Kate Mckinnon
    Should Win: Judith Light
    Better not win: Leslie Jones