Make Your Case: Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

For the next week, (Pop) Culturally Informed will be running a brand new series called Make Your Case, where Ben and Nina will take on one major category in turn for next week’s Emmys, pick who they think should win, and make their case. Note: We aren’t going to say who WILL win, but who should. Sometimes these will be one and the same- but we like to choose the road less traveled. Enjoy!

I feel I have to be upfront here – I only have a passing familiarity with most of these nominees. Mostly because I don’t watch Downton Abbey or The Good Wife. Sorry, Maggie Smith and Christine Baranski… oh, and Joanne Froggatt, I legitimately have no idea who you are. (I have seen a bunch of sassy Maggie Smith quips from Downton, though, and she fucking rocks.)

That being said, now that I’ve made it clear that I shouldn’t be writing this article at all, we’re down to two lovely ladies from shows I actually do watch: Christina Hendricks from Mad Men and Lena Headey from Game of Thrones, my pick for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

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Make Your Case: Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

For the next week, (Pop) Culturally Informed will be running a brand new series called Make Your Case, where Ben and Nina will take on one major category in turn for next week’s Emmys, pick who they think should win, and make their case. Note: We aren’t going to say who WILL win, but who should. Sometimes these will be one and the same- but we like to choose the road less traveled. Enjoy!

Man, this category is a goddamn doozy. In one corner, you have Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), with whom I am totally unfamiliar. (Sorry. I tried that show. It made me tired.) In another, Josh Charles (The Good Wife), triumphantly coming off of a highly emotional death scene. In another, Jon Voigt (Ray Donovan), who I was not fully confident was still alive. In another, Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), everybody’s favorite Jewish grandpa. In another (whatever shape this is has too many corners), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), who delivered a heartbreaking, painful, and ultimately triumphant performance in the second half of his final season. And, finally, we have Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), my pick to win the Emmy on August 25.

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