Gold Derby TV Awards: Who gets your vote in the heated contest for Best Drama Actress?

One of the most difficult races to predict in 2017 at both the Emmys and the Gold Derby TV Awards is the heated contest for Best Drama Actress. Who will get your coveted vote among the many contending leading ladies this year? You can now vote for nominees for the 14th Annual Gold Derby TV Awards, honoring the best TV during the eligibility period of June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017.

At last year’s ceremony, Robin Wright (“House of Cards”) defeated nominees Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”), Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”), Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”), Eva Green (“Penny Dreadful”), and Keri Russell (“The Americans”). Wright joined these past champions of this category throughout the history of these awards: Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black,” 2014 and 2015), Claire Danes (“Homeland,” 2012 and 2013), Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife,” 2011), Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights,” 2010), January Jones (“Mad Men,” 2009), Glenn Close (“Damages,” 2008), Sally Field (“Brothers and Sisters,” 2007), Kristen Bell (“Veronica Mars,” 2005 and 2006), and Amber Tamblyn (“Joan of Arcadia,” 2004).

We have 32 actresses available now in our predictions center, and you can vote for your top three selections. Look over these names and help us decide the six nominees for this year:

Shiri Appleby (“UnReal”)
Christine Baranski (“The Good Fight”)
Connie Britton (“Nashville”)
Kylie Bunbury (“Pitch”)
Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex”)
Jenna Coleman (“Victoria”)
Carrie Coon (“The Leftovers”)
Claire Danes (“Homeland”)
Alexa Davalos (“The Man in the High Castle”)
Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”)
Michelle Dockery (“Good Behavior”)
Claire Foy (“The Crown”)
Eva Green (“Penny Dreadful”)
Keeley Hawes (“The Durrells”)
Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”)
Rachel Keller (“Legion”)
Katherine Langford (“13 Reasons Why”)
Jennifer Lopez (“Shades of Blue”)
Brit Marling (“The OA”)
Michelle Monaghan (“The Path”)
Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Ruth Negga (“Preacher”)
Christina Ricci (“Z: The Beginning of Everything”)
Keri Russell (“The Americans”)
Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”)
Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Underground”)
Kerry Washington (“Scandal”)
Rutina Wesley (“Queen Sugar”)
Ruth Wilson (“The Affair”)
Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

Nobody knows awards better than the experts, editors and users at Gold Derby, so we launched our own prizes for film in 2002 and for TV in 2004. Vote for your favorites in 30 categories for the Gold Derby TV Awards 2017 Nominations. You can rank your top three choices in all categories. Vote by clicking on a category, and then grab contenders one by one from the left column and add them to the right column by clicking on the green + symbol. Arrange in the order you choose to vote (#1 is your top choice). Grab each entry and move it up or down. You can vote now and edit your ballot as often as you like before voting ends at 11:59pm Eastern on July 23.  (See the photos at the bottom of this post for an illustration of the voting process.)

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1) Click “Make your predix here!” at the top of the Gold Derby page.

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2) Click the green box next to “Gold Derby TV Awards 2017 Nominations.”

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3) Select a category, add your favorite candidates from the left column to the right column, and save your top three choices.

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