Even with so many nominations, winning may not be as easy as it seems since the show will still be competing against other equally amazing TV shows.
The Emmy nominations are out, and the critically acclaimed Emmy’s darling The Marvelous Mrs Maisel has scored as high as 20 nominations – second only to the HBO series Watchmen with its 26 nominations. The Amazon Prime comedy series, with its amazing costumes and affably hilarious supporting cast, has scored nominations in various categories such as best comedy series, best lead actress and best supporting actress in a comedy series, and even a nomination for best guest actor in a comedy series.
- The nominations scored by Mrs Maisel
- Some major competition
- The case for Mrs Maisel
With the series recently renewed for a fourth season, the show seems to be killing it, winning the hearts of both fans and critics alike. In the previous years the show did win at the Emmys, including an award for lead actress Rachel Brosnahan who plays the titular role, this year however the road seems to be a lot tougher.
How many of the Mrs Maisel Emmy nominations will translate into awards this year, is the big question.
The nominations scored by Mrs Maisel
Let’s take a quick look at the nominations procured by Mrs Maisel. Apart from the lead actress, there are also nominations for Alex Borstein as the best supporting actress in a comedy, Tony Shalhoub and Sterling K. Brown, both for supporting actor, Marin Hinkle for supporting actress, and Wanda Sykes for best guest actress.
The show itself has a place under the nominations for best comedy series, with directors Amy Sherman-Palladino and Dan Palladino being nominated separately under the directing category.
Some major competition
In almost every category, the Mrs Maisel Emmy nominations are pitted against some tough competition. Under the best comedy series category, for example, some of the other shows that are nominated include the critics favourite Dead to Me, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Schitt’s Creek, the very popular The Good Place and Insecure. Schitt’s Creek, one of the more feel-good shows of the lot, seems to tip the balance in its favour.
Brosnahan faces competition in the best lead actress category by the likes of Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Catherine O’Hara and Christina Applegate. A particular favourite seems to be O’Hara, who has had a long career full of many funny roles to her credit.
However, Alex Borstein who plays Mrs Maisel’s snarky manager Susie and goes on many adventures along with her, seems to be leading in terms of popularity and critical acclaim.
The case for Mrs Maisel
With such a stiff competition laid out in front of the show, winning does seem to be tough – though, of course, not impossible.
Mrs Maisel has consistently been funny, and the supporting cast (along with a “marvellous” lead actress herself) have performed their roles exceptionally well, being in turns lovable and hilarious. About a young married mother of two who tries to make it big in the comedy business, the premise of the show makes way for many funny hijinks and even a bit of dramedy, and the show makes full use of that.
So, with such strong contenders, if Emmy’s darling The Marvelous Mrs Maisel does win in any of the categories, it will be a well-deserved award indeed.