Need further proof that we’re living in a new golden age of television? Take a look at our Dream Emmy short list for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, which features a category-busting nine nominees.
In our defense, we’re actually not bending the rules all that much. Last year, the TV Academy once again expanded the field to eight nominees (from the traditional five).
Also of note: Seven of those eight nominees in 2021 were for performers from The Handmaid’s Tale and The Crown — both of which are not even in the running this year. In other words, this is another Emmy race primed for a major shake-up.
UPDATE: Yellowstone star Kelly Reilly’s 11th hour decision to switch to Lead Actress has eased some of the congestion.
Scroll through the list below to review all 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, 2022 Emmy nominations will be voted on from June 16-27, and unveiled on July 12. The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony is scheduled to air on Monday, Sept. 12 on NBC.
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