Will Win/Should Win - Jessica Lange "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Could Win - Elisabeth Moss "Top of the Lake" or Laura Linney "The Big C: Hereafter"
Commentary - Last year, Jessica Lange waltzed to her deserved victory for the first season of American Horror Story. This year, she bumps up the lead race, and I don't think that it will be quite as easy of a victory. This year she faces stiff competition from two particular competitors. One is Laura Linney. While she did not win in the Comedy Series category, she is still extremely popular with Emmy voters, and her final outing for The Big C could persuade some voters. But I think that the real competition will come from Elisabeth Moss. She was brilliant in Top of the Lake, which may be more to the Television Academy's liking, and she has yet to win an Emmy Award, despite a growing impressive resume. She is a real contender here to upset. But Lange is still the legend for voters, she chews up scenery on AHS, and has won several times. I expect her to do it again.