1. Lily Tomlin "Damages - Your Secrets Are Safe"
Commentary: Lily Tomlin is about to add another Emmy to her shelf, for her tough gal part this season on Damages. However she does have some decent competition. Sissy Spacek and Mary Kay Place both had respectible turns on Big Love, but the intercompetition might end up in neither getting glory. I was personally thrilled with the Shirley Jones nomination, but The Cleaner is a series that not many people know about, and name recoginition is probably not enough for her to reach the podium. Ann-Margaret was this year's Law & Order: SVU representative as it seems they get at least one or more guest stars in every year. The person who should win this category is the excellent Elizabeth Mitchell, as a reward for her excellent world throughout the series, but that is just wishful thinking.