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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