In a year where newcomers are making a significant Emmys push, Best Actress in a Drama Series is one of the biggest categories for some fresh faces.
Unlike things on the Comedy side, where Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the midst of a five-year run, the Drama field is far more wide open. Last year’s winner, Tatiana Maslany, isn’t in the mix due to “Orphan Black’s” delayed release, but there are plenty of actresses who have a legitimate shot of taking home a statuette in 2017.
As we’ve done for all the other categories, we’ve gathered the top actresses in the category, 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 if they’ll have a shot again if 2017 doesn’t end up being their year.
(For full predictions and analysis on this year’s awards, check out our Emmy homepage here.)