As more and more movie stars make the leap into television, the Emmys are starting to look a lot like the Oscars. In fact, several Academy Award-winning thespians are in contention this year for their small screen work. Take a tour through our photo gallery to see what high-profile actors and actresses hope to add a trophy from the TV Academy to their mantle.
Many of these names will be familiar to television fans. Chief among them is Jessica Lange, who won Emmys for her roles in “American Horror Story” (Movie/Mini Supporting Actress in 2012 and Movie/Mini Actress in 2014) and “Grey Gardens” (Movie/Mini Actress in 2009) after Oscar victories for “Tootsie” (Supporting Actress in 1982) and “Blue Sky” (Lead Actress in 1994). She’s back for playing another Oscar-victor, Joan Crawford, in the FX miniseries “Feud: Bette and Joan,” which recounts the tumultuous filming of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” (1962) and her longstanding rivalry with two-time Oscar champ Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon).
We may have a real life feud at the Emmys as Sarandon seeks to win her first Emmy after four losses (Comedy Guest Actress for “Friends” in 2001 and “Malcolm in the Middle” in 2002; Movie/Mini Actress for “Bernard and Doris” in 2008; Movie/Mini Supporting Actress for “You Don’t Know Jack” in 2010). Don’t feel too bad for her though: she does have a Best Actress Oscar for “Dead Man Walking” (1995), after all.
Click through our photo gallery to see what other Oscar-winning talent is in the hunt for an Emmy nomination this year.
Be sure to make your Emmy predictions. Weigh in now with your picks so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our Emmy odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on July 13. And join in the fierce debate over the 2017 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums.