Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Drama Actress. Viola Davis is entering the “How to Get Away With Murder” episode titled “There’s My Baby.” And Tatiana Maslany has selected the “Orphan Black” episode called “The Antisocialism of Sex.”
Last year, Davis became the first African American to win this award, prevailing on her first-ever Emmy bid. She plays Annalise Keating, a law professor and criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia. According to the official ABC listing for her episode submission: “The Keating 5 are called into questioning by A.D.A Denver about the night Emily Sinclair was murdered. Meanwhile, Caleb goes missing as the manhunt for Philip intensifies. In flashback, Annalise’s tactics in the Mahoney case leads to a devastating result.”
Maslany was also a first-time nominee in 2015. She plays a variety of clones on the sci-fi program, including Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, M.K., and Krystal. According to the BBC America listing for her episode: “Sarah regresses to old habits while struggling to cope with the consequences of her decisions — reconnecting with Beth on a dark night of the soul. Back at the lab, Cosima, haunted by vicious memories and news of Delphine, attempts a dangerous Hail Mary to find a cure.”
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 each name for our recent video chats with Davis and Maslany.
Who do you think will win Best Drama Actress? These two women compete against three-time Emmy winner Claire Danes (“Homeland”), returning nominees Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) and Robin Wright (“House of Cards”), and first-time contender Keri Russell (“The Americans”).
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