For years, Maggie Smith was as sure a thing as the Emmys had. Now that “Downton Abbey” is off to the great costume drama beyond (aka the movies?), the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama category is as wide open as it’s ever been. With multiple actresses from new streaming shows in their first year of eligibility, this is a group of contenders that stretches across multiple generations.
We’ve gathered the top dramatic actresses in all of TV, from the dark horses all the way through to the sure things. For each perfomer, we’ve also included whether or not they’ve taken home a statuette before and if they’ll have a shot again if 2017 doesn’t end up being their year.
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