Emmy Episode Analysis: Three “Game of Thrones” Women Compete for Supporting Actress

One of the strengths of the TV medium is how it uses the expanded length to spotlight many supporting characters. With full arcs and consistent subplots, supporting players do more than merely support. They get to carry plots, episodes and more. They are able to craft a fully fleshed out life for their characters.

Eighteen talented women are nominated in the supporting categories this year. Over the three categories – drama, comedy and miniseries/movie – these women tell a wide variety of stories. For the past few weeks, we have analyzed the writing, directing and guest categories at the Emmys. This week, we look at the episodes submitted by the supporting actress nominees. I’ll not only run through my predictions on who will win, but will also rank them on my personal ballot.