Frances McDormand: an Oscar winner with a slew of other nominations and accolades earned throughout her prestigious career. Maggie Gyllenhaal: a young, well-respected talent who already has a Golden Globe, an Oscar nomination and now her first Emmy nod. Felicity Huffman: an Oscar nominee with a Golden Globe and Emmy win, as well, Huffman is a beloved member of the thespian crowd. Queen Latifah: an Oscar nominee (sensing a theme, here?) popular with the public as well as her peers. Emma Thompson: two Oscars; two Golden Globes; one Emmy, and that’s excluding all of her additional nominations. Jessica Lange: two Oscars, three Emmys, five Golden Globes, one SAG Award.
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Below are predictions for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series from both Indiewire Awards Editor Peter Knegt and TV Critic Ben Travers. Check back as they might very well change ’em up between now and September, and stay up-to-date on all the races with our predictions in all the categories here.
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
Emma Thompson, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center)”
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