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Emmys 2021: Supporting Actress in a Drama — Our 8 Dream Nominees!

Emmys 2021

When it comes to this year’s unpredictable and wide open Emmy race for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, here’s something we can say with absolute certainty: Julia Garner is not going to make it three in a row.

After picking up gold statues in 2019 and 2020 for her scene-stealing work in Netflix’s Ozark, Garner is not in the running this year. (The pandemic pushed Ozark‘s fourth and final season to late 2021.)

That’s not to say there isn’t a frontrunner, however. The Crown‘s Gillian Anderson — who has already picked up a Golden Globe and a SAG Award for her uncanny portrayal of Margaret Thatcher — is arguably the category’s odds-on favorite.

The X-Files vet already cleared one hurdle on her way to a second Emmy trophy: She made TVLine’s Dream Emmy wish list! But she has some very formidable company.

Scroll through the list below to review all eight of our Dream Nominees (remember, these aren’t predictions; they’re wish lists) and then tell us if our picks warrant a “Hell, yes!,” “Um, no” or “How could you leave off so-and-so?!”

For the record, 2021 Emmy nominations will be voted on from June 17-28, and unveiled on July 13. The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to air on Sunday, Sept. 19 on CBS.

Scroll down for links to our previous Dream Emmy categories:

Outstanding Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Our 7 Dream Nominees
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Our 8 Dream Nominees