In the most recent Variety Awards Circuit video presented by HBO, deputy TV editor Michael Schneider and Variety co-editor-in-chief Cynthia Littleton discussed the SAG Award nominees for best female actor in the categories of drama, comedy and limited series.

In the drama category, the nominees are: Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon (“The Morning Show”), Jung Ho-yeon (“Squid Game”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and Sarah Snook (“Succession”). Agreeing that there may be some “fatigue” for “The Morning Show,” Littleton and Schneider discussed why they believe Snook has a shot at a win in the drama category.

“Remember, these are actors voting for actors,” Littleton said. “For a female character, I can’t think of a more distinctive [person who] blazes a certain trail in her own way [than] with the character of Shiv Roy, and I think this is Sarah Snook’s category.”

“I mean her character was on a journey,” Schneider added. “She seemed to be on top of the world, and then she was knocked down a few pegs, and the back and forth between her and her brothers is fantastic.”

For comedy, the female actor nominees are: Elle Fanning (“The Great”), Sandra Oh (“The Chair”), Jean Smart (“Hacks”), and Juno Temple and Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”). Schneider and Littleton also agreed on this one, handing their prediction to Smart.

“The opportunity to award somebody for delivering that kind of performance at this fantastic stage of her career, I think that Jean Smart’s fellow SAG members are going to [vote for] just an embarrassment of riches of great performances and great showcases,” Littleton said.

For best female actor in a television movie or limited series, the nominees are: Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”), Cynthia Erivo (“Genius: Aretha”), Margaret Qualley (“Maid”), and Smart and Kate Winslet (“Mare of Easttown”).

While Littleton and Schneider discussed the possibility of Winslet winning in the same category that she won the Emmy last year, Schneider had one succinct thought to close the conversation, based on the “White Lotus” star’s fan-favorite performance: “It is the year of Jennifer Coolidge.”

Watch the full conversation above.