Until last year's victory by Loretta Devine ("Grey's Anatomy"), the past four Emmy winners of Best Drama Guest Actress had all been from "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit." While Devine defends her title, no "SVU" guest actresses made the cut this year.
Other Emmy Awards winners possibly on the ballot are Julia Ormond ("Mad Men") and Jean Smart ("Harry's Law").
Previous Emmy nominees contending are Joan Cusack ("Shameless") and Martha Plimpton ("The Good Wife").
And Uma Thurman ("Smash") reaped her first Emmy bid.