Julia Louis-Dreyfus is definitely taking home the gold on Emmy night, according to Variety’s TV awards senior editor Michael Schneider.
“It’s a lock,” Schneider said. “Not only is she a sentimental favorite, what she went through with her health–taking a year off–[but her role] will go down as one of the biggest roles in TV history.” Schneider joins TV senior writer Elaine Low in hopes of predicting who will win big on Emmys 2019.
Last year Rachel Brosnahan from “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, “because Louis-Dreyfus wasn’t eligible,” Schneider joked. One major award upset for the category would be “Fleabag,” starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge which “a lot of people are rooting for,” Low explained.
“I would not be shocked if Waller-Bridge went up on stage for a big comedy win,” Schneider said. “’Fleabag’ was fantastic, and I think the buzz was happening right when people were voting.” While “Barry” may not win best comedy this year, Bill Hader will most likely take home outstanding lead actor in a comedy series. “’Barry’s’ still getting its love and that includes supporting actor,” Schneider said.
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