At the 2019 Emmys, Jodie Comer won Best Drama Actress for season 2 of “Killing Eve.” Among those she edged out to take home the trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series was her co-star, Sandra Oh. Both are hoping to be back in contention at the upcoming 72nd annual Emmy Awards. Also looking to reap repeat bids are Laura Linney (“Ozark”) and Mandy Moore (“This Is Us”). And 2015 champ Viola Davis is vying for a bookend for the series finale of “How to Get Away with Murder.” Scroll through our photo gallery of 2020 Emmy predictions for Best Drama Series Actress.
Among the leading ladies on new series in the running are both Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon from “The Morning Show.” Witherspoon’s co-star from “Big Little Lies,” Nicole Kidman, is also a strong contender for this newly classified drama. And while “The Crown” is in season 3, this marked the first outing for Oscar winner Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II.