2016 Emmy Predictions – Best Actress (Drama Series)

viola-davis-550x3072016 EMMY PREDICTIONS: The women are in full force for the gold this year as Viola Davis looks to defend her title for “How to Get Away with Murder.”  Julianna Marguilles competes for her last season of “The Good Wife” and Robin Wright will be looking to finally nab her first trophy for “House of Cards.”  Olivia Wilde will have the backing of HBO for “Vinyl” and may have her first shot at a long overdue trophy for her talents.  Is the “Empire” love still there for Taraji P. Henson‘s Cookie?  What can Showtime do for both Claire Danes and Ruth Wilson?  Are there any surprises in the wings?

(UPDATED: 5/27/16)

AND THE PREDICTED NOMINEES ARE:

  1. Viola Davis – “How to Get Away with Murder” (ABC)
  2. Julianna Marguilles – “The Good Wife” (CBS)
  3. Robin Wright – “House of Cards” (Netflix)
  4. Claire Danes – “Homeland” (Showtime)
  5. Olivia Wilde – “Vinyl” (HBO)
  6. Tatiana Maslany – “Orphan Black” (BBC)

NEXT IN LINE

  1. Taraji P. Henson – “Empire” (FOX)
  2. Joan Allen – “The Family” (ABC)
  3. Ruth Wilson – “The Affair” (Showtime)
  4. Vera Farmiga – “Bates Motel” (A&E)

ALSO IN CONTENTION

  1. Krysten Ritter – “Jessica Jones” (Netflix)
  2. Taylor Schilling – “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
  3. Michelle Monaghan – “The Path” (Hulu)
  4. Carrie Coon – “The Leftovers” (HBO)
  5. Keri Russell – “The Americans” (FX)
  6. Kerry Washington – “Scandal” (ABC)
  7. Lizzy Caplan – “Masters of Sex” (Showtime)
  8. Michelle Dockery – “Downton Abbey” (PBS)
  9. Caitriona Balfe – “Outlander” (Starz)
  10. Shiri Appleby – “UnReal” (Lifetime)

OTHER POSSIBILITIES

  1. Mireille Enos – “The Catch” (ABC)
  2. Alexa Davalos – “The Man in the High Castle” (Amazon)
  3. Mariska Hargitay – “Law & Order: SVU” (CBS)
  4. Gillian Anderson – “The X-Files” (FOX)
  5. Eva Green – “Penny Dreadful” (Showtime)

ELIGIBLE POSSIBILITIES

Abigail Spencer – “Rectify” (Sundance TV) — Mary Elizabeth Winstead – “Mercy Street” (PBS) — Jaimie Alexander – “Blindspot” (NBC) — Kim Dickens – “Fear the Walking Dead” (AMC) — Connie Britton – “Nashville” (ABC) — Melissa Benoist – “Supergirl” (CBS) — Jurnee Smollett-Bell – “Underground” (WGN America) — Jennifer Lopez – “Shades of Blue” (NBC) — Hannah James – “Mercy Street” (PBS) — Sarah Wayne Callies – “Colony” (USA Network)

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  • Jeez, no nominations for ‘Empire’?? That’s bold!

  • William Morgan

    How can Joan Allen of The Family be left off??

  • Giuliano

    Ellen Pompeo for “Grey’s Anatomy”! She’s overdue for a nomination

  • Victor Barros

    Vera Farmiga deserves to be nominated and win, what she did n season 4 of bates motel was ABSURD and beyond Claire Danes, Olivia Wilde and even Viola Davis

  • Eric

    My vote would go to Shiri Appleby. She been working in the business for over 30 years. She has 70+ credits to her name. I’ve seen most of them and this was hands down the best thing she’s ever down in her career. I am not just saying that as a fan. I watch a lot of TV and thought she gave the best performance of 2015. She might be higher on the list if UnREAL was not on Lifetime.

  • Tony The Tank

    You kidding me right. Eva Greene should win hands down in Penny Dreadful. You know it is funny how reviewers don’t even watch the performances and write reviews. I watched Vinyl and you have Olivia Wilde over Miss Greene. That is a joke.