Last week, we had you vote on who you thought would win the Emmy for lead actor in a drama, and the results so far are surprising. This week, we ask you to vote on who should get the prize for best lead actress in a drama, a category that’s as wide open as the one their male counterparts are in.
Why is it so wide open? Because last year’s winner, Kyra Sedgwick of “The Closer,” wasn’t even nominated. Her absence seems to open the door for Juliana Margulies of “The Good Wife,” who many thought was going to win last year, to grab the hardware, but it’s a surprisingly tough category to handicap.
There’s going to be a big push to give Connie Britton votes for the last year of “Friday Night Lights,” a show that hasn’t gotten nearly enough Emmy attention over its five-year life. Since “The Killing” didn’t get a ton of nominations, Mireille Enos might get some voter attention. Mariska Hargitay is an Emmy perennial who is scaling back her presence on “Law & Order: SVU,” so she may get people voting for her because this might be her last nomination for the show.
Elisabeth Moss might actually be a co-favorite with Margulies, especially since the “Mad Men” episode she submitted, “The Suitcase,” is one of the storied show’s best episodes. And, who knows, the movie star wattage of “Harry’s Law” star Kathy Bates might siphon off some votes.
Who do you think will bring home the Emmy? Vote in the poll below. The 63rd annual Primetime Emmys, hosted by Jane Lynch, air live at 8 p.m. ET Sept. 18 on FOX.