I believe these are the 10 female dramatic performances eligible for this year’s Emmys with at least 4 noms:
8 Mariska Hargitay, L&O: SVU
6 Christine Baranski, Good Wife
5 Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
5 Claire Danes, Homeland
4 Margo Martindale, The Americans
4 Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
4 Julianna Margulies, Good Wife
4 Gillian Anderson, X-Files
4 Robin Wright, House of Cards
4 Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story
I have a soft spot for Hargitay and Anderson. Danes to fill out a trinity.
My favorites are Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski, Sarah Paulson, Mariska Hargitay and Chandra Wilson.
I totally forgot Mariska has so many nominations! Her work has always been excellent and it is a shame she has fallen off the Emmy radar as her work as only gotten better over the years.
Chandra Wilson should have won an Emmy already. I’ll go with her since queen legend Sandra Oh (who should have won too) is ineligible.
I don’t care for the rest tbh.
Of this list, joining Smith/Danes/Margulies as a multiple-time-winner is Martindale’s incomparable work as Claudia on The Americans. Congrats!
Considering that 2 of the shows just ended, I guess that means the most honored current female drama performances are hers and Danes’s.
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Claire Danes 100000000% is one of the best performances on TV so I chose her
Favorite is Danes, least favorite is Baranski.
Robin Wright, House of Cards