Emmy Wish List: Lead Actress in a Drama

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We believe these leading ladies should be nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama.

1. Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany
Should be the clear cut favorite for her role(s) on Orphan Black. Sadly, we'd be suprirsed if she even gets nominated.

2. Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies
The Good Wife was never better than this past season, and Julianna Margulies was never better in the lead role of Alicia Florrick.

3. Vera Farmiga

Vera Farmiga
Sufficiently creepy while making her character sympathetic at times, Vera Farmiga keeps us coming back to Bates Motel.

4. Keri Russell

Keri Russell
The tough exterior of Elizabeth Jennings was pierced on The Americans Season 2, as Keri Russell let viewers directly into the soul of her character.

5. Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington
When it comes to captivating audiences with a flare for the dramatic and the emotional, Kerry Washington has it handled.

6. Nicole Beharie

Nicole Beharie
We're allowed one out of the box selection, right? Nicole Beharie helped ground Sleepy Hollow's nuttiness in human emotion.

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It should be Tatiana Masinay, hands down. I've lost count of how many characters she's played on Orphan Black, but she's managed to make each and every one of them distinct from the others. It's an AMAZING performance. No other actress on tv today has the same challenge she does, and she pulls it off.

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What about Stana Katic ? She deserves a Emmy !!

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Laura lafleur
@ Bianca

I Totally agree with you. She gave 2 Emmy winning performances in Veritas and In the Belly of the Beast. Mariska Hargitay is another fabulous actress who was overlooked. They should get rid of some of these cream puff actresses and stick to the ones who have really mastered their craft.

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Glad to see Kari Russel on this list. The Americans do not get allot of press but I found myself looking forward to the show each week more than any other.

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@ retiredinlavernia

U e forgotten to include Eva green from penny dreadful

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