You decide: Will Julianna Margulies repeat as Best Drama Actress at Emmys?

Last year, Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) finally won an Emmy Award as Best Drama Actress after several attempts for her current show and “E.R.” She should be defending her crown this time around.

Her competition could include all of last year’s other nominees: Kathy Bates (“Harry’s Law”), Mireille Enos (“The Killing”), Mariska Hargitay (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”), and Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”). Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”) is no longer eligible for that show but could contend for “American Horror Story.” 

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Previous winners Glenn Close (“Damages”) and Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”) would like to make a return to this category, as would past nominee January Jones (“Mad Men”). Elizabeth McGovern (“Downton Abbey”) was nodded in the movie/miniseries area last year but is now eligible for this race.

Ladies who have made unnoticed efforts to get nominated for their current roles are Dana Delany (“Body of Proof”), Lauren Graham (“Parenthood”), Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”), Mary McCormack (“In Plain Sight”), Anna Paquin (“True Blood”), Piper Perabo (“Covert Affairs”), Emmy Rossum (“Shameless”), Katey Sagal (“Sons of Anarchy”), and Anna Torv (“Fringe”).

From the rookie shows, the top candidates could be Golden Globe winner Claire Danes (“Homeland”), Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Ringer”), Leslie Hope (“The River”), Ashley Judd (“Missing”), Katharine McPhee and Debra Messing (“Smash”), Poppy Montgomery (“Unforgettable”), Callie Thorne (“Necessary Roughness”), and Madeleine Stowe and Emily VanCamp (“Revenge”).

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