In September, Moss and Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story: Asylum“) were considered frontrunners for the Emmy, only for both to be ambushed by Linney, who has lost just one of her five career Emmy bids. But at SAG Lange and “American Horror Story” must compete in the drama categories, where they were entered in the horror anthology’s first year, leaving Moss and Linney to reprise their Emmy rivalry head-to-head.
Moss leads with 9/5 odds. She’s already a two-time SAG-winner as a member of the “Mad Men” ensemble, but she has never won individually.
Linney is also a SAG-winner. She previously claimed TV Movie/Mini Actress in 2008 for “John Adams” and has three other nominations for her feature film work.
With 4/1 odds, Linney is tied for second place with Helen Mirren, who starred in “Phil Spector.” The HBO docudrama was controversial, but Mirren is a favorite of SAG with four previous wins, including one in this category for “Elizabeth I.”
They’re likely to be joined by Helena Bonham Carter, who played Elizabeth Taylor in the biopic “Burton and Taylor” – not to be confused with the panned Lindsay Lohan vehicle “Liz and Dick.” Carter previously won at SAG along with the ensemble of “The King’s Speech” and ranks fourth in this race with 8/1 odds.
Can anyone else surprise by breaking into the top five? Last year, Charlotte Rampling pulled off one of the biggest SAG shockers with her nomination in this category for “Restless.” Predict below whether our top five contenders are solid locks or if there will once again be a major upset: