With a few notable exceptions, the acting categories for Limited Series or TV Movie are naturally a churning bunch.
In the past, when these series and films had a firm expiration date, there was a guaranteed changeover in nominees from year to year. But now that TV’s anthologies persist with some of the same cast members in successive seasons, some familiar faces keep returning.
Nevertheless, as 2017 featured some incredible actresses making their first foray into TV work, there are plenty of newcomers with a real shot at lining their trophy shelves with a shiny new Emmy.
As we’ve done for all the other categories, we’ve gathered the top contenders, from the dark horses all the way through to the sure things. For each actress, we’ve also included whether they’ve graced the stage before and where their career might head in 2018, since they won’t be back in the Emmys chat for this specific role again.
(For full predictions and analysis on this year’s awards, check out our Emmy homepage here.)