Last years winner Claire Foy (The Crown) is not in contention this year, and for the sake of conversation, neither is Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld), Keri Russell (The Americans), or Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – leaving Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) the only actress to return to this category.
At this point, I think Oh is the actress to beat after taking home the Golden Globe and SAG Awards for Killing Eve. Oh’s big spoiler could be recent Oscar winner Olivia Colman, who is set to join the third season of The Crown. Colman is taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth II, the role that won Claire Foy the Emmy last year. This will get very interesting very quickly!
My early predictions for Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
- Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
- Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
- Olivia Colman – The Crown (ineligible as of 3/15)
- Julia Roberts – Homecoming
- Laura Linney – Ozark
- Robin Wright – House of Cards
Are any of these drama actresses on your Emmys radar? Did I forget any?
2019 Emmy nominations will be announced Tuesday, July 16th, get ready for a lot of coverage leading to the final day as potential nominees heat up or cool off.