The Cat and Mouse Game Returns in 'Killing Eve' Season 2

Yay! One of my favorite shows of last year is back for Season 2, starting April 7th, this time on BBC America and AMC apparently. It was the fastest growing week to week audience in BBC America’s history, and you can see why if you watch that first season. Now Globe and SAG winner Sandra Oh is back as Eve Polastri, with the criminally overlooked Jodie Comer (which seems not possible if you actually watched this show) as the deadly Villanelle. I can’t wait.

SAG TV Predictions

SAG TV predictions are not my strong suit. I normally don’t even agree with most of their nominations. The only trend seems to be that they like veteran actors, as opposed to the Globes, who tend to go for the newbies. But I’ll give it a shot anyway.

ENSEMBLE CAST IN A DRAMA

The Americans  always had a good ensemble, despite only its leads ever being recognized- not the case at SAG

The Americans always had a good ensemble, despite only its leads ever being recognized- not the case at SAG

  • The Americans

  • Better Call Saul

  • The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Ozark

  • This is Us

It seems like people have been trying to catch up and pay their last respects to The Americans, and since none of their actors are nominated individually (a crime, frankly), I’m going to say that’s what will win in this category. It’s their last chance to get anything from SAG, so they should go for it, right?

Winner: The Americans

Alternate: This is Us

Dark Horse: The Handmaid’s Tale

MALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Most SAG acting winner repeat for a while

Most SAG acting winner repeat for a while

  • Jason Bateman, Ozark

  • Sterling K. Brown, This is Us

  • Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid’s Tale

  • John Krasinski, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Sterling K. Brown won this last year, but this category sees a lot of frequent repeaters. He could easily get it again and is probably the favorite. I wouldn’t count out Bob Odenkirk though, or even Jason Bateman, since the latter’s a veteran actor now, and Odenkirk’s show has been on the air for a while.

Winner: Sterling K. Brown

Alternate: Jason Bateman

Dark Horse: Bob Odenkirk

FEMALE ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Moss surprisingly hasn’t won the SAG yet, so I think this will be her

Moss surprisingly hasn’t won the SAG yet, so I think this will be her

  • Julia Garner, Ozark

  • Laura Linney, Ozark

  • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

  • Robin Wright, House of Cards

I could see any of these actresses winning except probably Julia Garner. Elisabeth Moss actually hasn’t won this yet, so perhaps it’s her turn. But Sandra Oh is on a roll lately, after winning the Golden Globe and Critics Choice awards. And then Robin Wright, a longtime veteran actress who had to step in and take over her show after the Kevin Spacey scandal. Laura Linney is Laura Linney, and they seem to like Ozark a lot. Hmmm. This is a tough one.

Winner: Elisabeth Moss (I think she’ll pull it out since she hasn’t won yet)

Alternate: Robin Wright

Dark Horse: Sandra Oh

ENSEMBLE CAST IN A COMEDY

Not smart to go against this show for any top award

Not smart to go against this show for any top award

  • Atlanta

  • Barry

  • GLOW

  • The Kominsky Method

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

I would love for this to be GLOW, since it has such a great ensemble, but I’m not sure it’s wise to go with anything other than Mrs. Maisel, which seems to be cleaning up at all the awards shows for comedy. Oddly, this particular award has a really hard time changing hands, usually. Modern Family won it at least five years in a row, then Orange is the New Black three in a row, then Veep, who seemed to be next in line. Veep wasn’t on the air this year, otherwise I’m sure it would win again. And for once the nominated shows are all in their first or second seasons. So i guess I’ll just go with Maisel.

Winner: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Alternate: GLOW

Dark Horse: Atlanta

MALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY

This is a total guess- could honestly be any nominee here

This is a total guess- could honestly be any nominee here

  • Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method

  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

  • Bill Hader, Barry

  • Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

  • Henry Winkler, Barry

Yet another category usually dominated by veterans who win for years in a row, now filled with first-time contenders. But of course, aside from Bill Hader, all these guys are big name, longtime actors either in film or television, so it’s hard to determine who gets the veteran card. God, it could be any of them. I think I’m just gonna go with Henry Winkler on a guess.

Winner: Henry Winkler

Alternate: Tony Shalhoub 

Dark Horse: Alan Arkin

FEMALE ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Brosnahan’s the safe bet for every award

Brosnahan’s the safe bet for every award

  • Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

  • Alison Brie, GLOW

  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

  • Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie

  • Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Without Julia-Louis Dreyfus in the category, this one should be Brosnahan’s, who’s taken it in every comedy race so far. I’d be surprised if it was anyone else.

Winner: Rachel Brosnahan

Alternate: Jane Fonda

Dark Horse: Lily Tomlin

MALE ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

Darren Criss has won much recognition for this role

Darren Criss has won much recognition for this role

  • Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

  • Darren Criss, Gianni Versace

  • Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

  • Anthony Hopkins, King Lear

  • Bill Pullman, The Sinner

He’s not a veteran, but I’m done predicting anyone other than Darren Criss for this category. He’s pretty much run the table. 

Winner: Darren Criss

Alternate: Hugh Grant

Dark Horse: Anthony Hopkins

FEMALE ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE

Arquette’s had a strong awards run with this part

Arquette’s had a strong awards run with this part

  • Amy Adams, Sharp Objects

  • Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

  • Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

  • Penelope Cruz, Gianni Versace

  • Emma Stone, Maniac

I really thought Amy Adams would clean up on the awards circuit for Sharp Objects, but Patricia Arquette seems to be giving her a run for her money. Also, Amy’s probably going to win on the movie side, so maybe two is too much for one night.

Winner: Patricia Arquette

Alternate: Amy Adams

Dark Horse: Patricia Clarkson