Emmy Contenders 2017: Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Kate McKinnon took the prize last year and could repeat her win, thanks to several memorable “SNL” episodes that saw her reprise Hillary Clinton in the heat of the election, not to mention her touching Leonard Cohen “Hallelujah” tribute. With the exception of Niecy Nash (“Getting On”), all of last year’s nominees are eligible this year: Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”), Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”) and Gaby Hoffmann and Judith Light (“Transparent”). And while they missed out on a nod last year, never count out previous nominees Jane Krakowski (who married David Cross on this season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) and Julie Bowen, who already has a pair of Emmys for her “Modern Family” role. There’s also Bowen’s co-star Sofia Vergara, who has four previous nominations for her role. Among the fresh possibilities are living legend Rita Moreno for her turn on the well-received “One Day at a Time” reboot and Molly Shannon for playing Sarah Jessica Parker’s high-strung friend on “Divorce.” And with “Girls” wrapping up its run, don’t count out Allison Williams, who is also a freshly minted movie star thanks to her turn in the blockbuster movie “Get Out.”

Frontrunners

Mayim Bialik
The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen
Modern Family
Anna Chlumsky
Veep
Gaby Hoffmann
Transparent
Jane Krakowski
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Judith Light
Transparent
Kate McKinnon
Saturday Night Live
Rita Moreno
One Day At a Time
Molly Shannon
Divorce
Allison Williams
Girls

On the Bubble

Zazie Beetz
Atlanta
Olivia Colman
Fleabag
Kaley Cuoco
The Big Bang Theory
Kimberly Hebert Gregory
Vice Principals
Leslie Jones
Saturday Night Live
Carol Kane
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Jemima Kirke
Girls
Amy Landecker
Transparent
Zosia Mamet
Girls
Andrea Martin
Great News
Yvonne Orji
Insecure
Kristen Schaal
The Last Man on Earth
Sofia Vergara
Modern Family

Dark Horses

Saffron Burrows
Mozart in the Jungle
D’arcy Carden
The Good Place
Kether Donohue
You’re the Worst
Hilary Duff
Younger
Yael Grobglas
Jane the Virgin
Jameela Jamil
The Good Place
January Jones
The Last Man on Earth
Martha Kelly
Baskets
Jenifer Lewis
Black-Ish
Bernadette Peters
Mozart in the Jungle
Chelsea Peretti
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Melissa Rauch
The Big Bang Theory
June Squibb
Shameless
Mary Steenburgen
The Last Man on Earth
Lena Waithe
Master of None
Debra Winger
The Ranch

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