Sunday, May 29, 2011

Emmy Contenders: Best Actress in a Drama Series

Possible Contenders
Kyra Sedgwick "The Closer"
Mariska Hargitay "Law & Order: SVU"
Elisabeth Moss "Mad Men"
January Jones "Mad Men"
Julianna Margulies "The Good Wife"
Connie Britton "Friday Night Lights"
Katey Sagal "Sons of Anarchy"
Mireille Enos "The Killing"
Kathy Bates "Harry's Law"
Piper Perabo "Covert Affairs"
Jeanne Tripplehorn "Big Love"
Emmy Rossum "Shameless"
Lauren Graham "Parenthood"
Ellen Pompeo "Grey's Anatomy"
Dana Delaney "Body of Proof"
Sally Field "Brothers & Sisters"
Calista Flockhart "Brothers & Sisters"
Anna Paquin "True Blood"
Melissa Leo "Treme"
Anna Torv "Fringe"
Lena Headey "Game of Thrones"
Angie Harmon "Rizzoli & Isles"

Last year Kyra Sedgwick finally won her long awaited Emmy, and should be back again this year. As should last year's runner up, Julianna Margulies, who just gets better and better on The Good Wife. The Mad Men girls should return, and Elisabeth Moss could be a winner with some of her excellent episodes, but Jones might not have enough screen time. I would love to see Connie Britton return for FNL, and Golden Globe Winner Katey Sagal, might get a nod as well. Newcomers Kathy Bates and Dana Delaney would have had better shots if their shows had been better overall, but their good performances and name recognition could make them contenders ala Holly Hunter for Saving Grace. Mariska Hargitay is no stranger to the Emmys, and keeps getting in, so I have no reason not to believe she won't make the cut. Also newcomers Piper Perabo, Emmy Rossum and Mirielle Enos had strong seasons and cold be dark horse contenders. Finally I would like to make a plug for the always Lauren Graham, I hope the Emmys take notice.

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