Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Drama Actress. Claire Danes is entering the “Homeland” episode titled “Super Powers.” And Taraji P. Henson has selected the “Empire” episode called “Rise by Sin.”
Danes now has her fifth straight nomination for this show, having won twice before in 2012 and 2013 for this category. She is also nominated as one of the producers for Best Drama Series, bringing her career total to nine Emmy bids. She plays Carrie Mathison, a former intelligence officer now working as head of security for a charitable organization. According to the official Showtime listing for her episode: “Jonas and Carrie revisit her past as she tries to find who is trying to kill her. Quinn stalks his prey.”
Henson won a Golden Globe earlier this year for playing Cookie Lyon, an outspoken woman who went to prison after helping to create a famous record label with her husband. This is her second consecutive nomination in this category and third overall. According to the Fox listing for her episode: “Hakeem struggles to find a place for his fiancé, Laura, in his career and family; Cookie reveals the truth about Freda’s father to Jamal; Jamal makes a sacrifice for Lucious.”
We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps. Click here for the full list of submissions in our forums as they have been announced so far. Click here to watch our recent video chat with Henson.
Who do you think will win Best Drama Actress? These two women compete against reigning champ Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”), returning nominees Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and Robin Wright (“House of Cards”), and first-time nominee Keri Russell (“The Americans”).
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