Last year, Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actress resulted in a major upset: Emmy-darling Laura Linney (“The Big C: Hereafter“) defeated frontrunners Elisabeth Moss (“Top of the Lake“) and Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story: Asylum“). This year, Lange is looking for revenge. She is a strong contender for her work as a witch in “American Horror Story: Coven,” but once again faces stiff competition.
After reading our overview, be sure to check out the photo gallery at the bottom of this post, which previews the top contenders and gets you ready to make your own Emmy predictions before nominations are announced on July 10.
Cicely Tyson is our favorite to win, with 9/4 odds for her role in Lifetime’s “The Trip to Bountiful.” It would be the 10th Emmy nomination and fourth win for the veteran actress. She won a Tony last year for playing this role of a woman seeking to reconnect with her past. And the 1985 big-screen version won Geraldine Page her first and only Oscar after eight nominations. (Click here for our complete Emmy odds.)
But we shouldn’t underestimate Lange who has two Oscars and two Emmys. She won this category in 2009 with “Grey Gardens” and is close behind with 10/3 odds. She recently bested Tyson at the Critics’ Choice TV Awards.
Minnie Driver is also a strong contender. Our predictions rank her third with 11/2 odds for her role as an expectant mother in Lifetime’s “Return to Zero.” It would be Driver’s second nomination, following a Best Drama Actress bid for “The Riches” in 2007.
Two-time Emmy nominee Helena Bonham Carter stars as Hollywood icon Elizabeth Taylor in BBC America’s “Burton and Taylor,” a role that has already earned her nominations from BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, SAG, and the Golden Globes. She gets 8/1 odds for Emmy.
Sarah Paulson is right on the bubble for a bid for “American Horror Story: Coven.” It would be her first nomination in the lead race after being cited for supporting roles in “Game Change” (2012) and “American Horror Story: Asylum” (2013). She gets 20/1 odds.
Below, take a photo tour through this year’s top 10 contenders for Best Movie/Mini Actress.
And be sure to use the easy drag-and-drop menu below to make your predictions in this race.