EMMY NOMINATIONS 2013 : Drama Actress

The Contenders

Angie Harmon
(Rizzoli & ..)

Anna Paquin
(True Blood)

Callie Thorne
(Necessary ..)

Claire Danes

Connie Britton

Dana Delany
(Body of Pr..)

Elisabeth Moss
(Mad Men)

Ellen Pompeo
(Greys Anat..)

Emily VanCamp

Emmy Rossum

Frances OConnor
(Mr. Selfri..)

Ginnifer Goodwi
(Once Upon ..)

Glenn Close

Jennifer Love H
(The Client..)

Jennifer Morris
(Once Upon ..)

Jessica Raine
(Call the M..)

Julianna Margul
(The Good W..)

Katey Sagal
(Sons of An..)

Keri Russell
(The Americ..)

Kerry Washingto

Khandi Alexande

Kyra Sedgwick
(The Closer)

Lucy Liu

Mariska Hargita
(Law & Orde..)

Mary McDonnell
(Major Crim..)

Melissa George

Michelle Docker
(Downton Ab..)

Piper Perabo
(Covert Aff..)

Radha Mitchell
(Red Widow)

Robin Wright
(House of C..)

Sarah Wayne Cal
(The Walkin..)

Sasha Alexander
(Rizzoli & ..)

Stana Katic

Taraji P. Henso
(Person of ..)

Tatiana Maslany
(Orphan Bla..)

Thandie Newton

Vera Farmiga
(Bates Mote..)
Drama Actress

Claire Danes ("Homeland") defeated Kathy Bates ("Harry's Law"), Glenn Close ("Damages"), Michelle Dockery ("Downton Abbey"), Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife"), and Elisabeth Moss ("Mad Men") last year to win Best Drama Actress. All but Bates will return this year to contend again.

Past Emmy champs in contention this year include Dana Delany ("Body of Proof"), Mariska Hargitay ("Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"), and Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer"). Previous nominees are Connie Britton ("Nashville"), Lucy Liu ("Elementary"), Mary McDonnell ("Major Crimes"), and Anna Paquin ("True Blood").

Possible first-time contenders include Sasha Alexander and Angie Harmon ("Rizzoli and Isles"), Sarah Wayne Callies ("The Walking Dead"), Vera Farmiga ("Bates Motel"), Melissa George ("Hunted"), Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison ("Once Upon a Time"), Taraji P. Henson ("Person of Interest"), Jennifer Love Hewitt ("The Client List"), Stana Katic ("Castle"), Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black"), Radha Mitchell ("Red Widow"), Thandie Newton ("Rogue"), Frances O'Connor ("Mr. Selfridge"), Piper Perabo ("Covert Affairs"), Ellen Pompeo ("Grey's Anatomy"), Jessica Raine ("Call the Midwife"), Emmy Rossum ("Shameless"), Keri Russell ("The Americans"), Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy"), Emily VanCamp ("Revenge"), Callie Thorne ("Necessary Roughness"), Kerry Washington ("Scandal"), and Robin Wright ("House of Cards").

Experts’ Rankings
Robert Bianco
Debra Birnbaum
Mike Cidoni
Claire Danes
Claire Danes
Kerry Washington
Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
Claire Danes
Michelle Dockery
Elisabeth Moss
Michelle Dockery
Editors’ Rankings
Chris Beachum
Marcus James Dixon
Rob Licuria
Claire Danes
Claire Danes
Claire Danes
Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
Kerry Washington
Keri Russell
Keri Russell
Keri Russell
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