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Who Will Win the Emmy For Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series?

Who Should Win the Emmy For Best Lead Actress, Drama?

You've been weighing in on who should win Emmy honors, and I've been loving your arguments! Now that the lead guys have had their turn in my Emmy breakdowns, it's time to sound off on some of the leading female contenders (Friday Night Lights fans, I'm sure you'll want to chime in!). Let's begin with the drama category.

This year brings in new blood, as Mad Men's January Jones and Friday Night Lights star Connie Britton both enter the competition for the first time. They'll be up against Emmy vets, including Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: SVU, who is up for her seventh nomination (though she's only won once), and Kyra Sedgwick of The Closer, who is making her fifth attempt. Plus, we've got defending champ from the past two years Glenn Close of Damages. Early predictions name Julianna Margulies as a possible front-runner, and although it's her first nod for The Good Wife, she's no stranger to Emmy, having earned six nominations while on ER.

This could be a tight race, so who do you think should win? Share your vote below, and then fill out my Emmy ballot — you could even win an iPad!

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honeyluv76 honeyluv76 5 years
Mariska Hargitay!!
honeyluv76 honeyluv76 5 years
Mariska Hargitay!!
Lucianasvu Lucianasvu 5 years
I give my vote to Mariska Hargitay! I believe she's an amazing actress; her role as Dte. Benson, is just an unbelievable job!. She deserves to win an other Emmy, Since only won once. Wonderful woman too by the way!.. I love SVU! ♥
Lucianasvu Lucianasvu 5 years
I give my vote to Mariska Hargitay! I believe she's an amazing actress; her role as Dte. Benson, is just an unbelievable job!. She deserves to win an other Emmy, Since only won once. Wonderful woman too by the way!.. I love SVU! ♥
iheartadambrody iheartadambrody 5 years
Kyra Sedgwick for the win! She gives a glowing performance week after week, plus she's only one degree of separation from Kevin Bacon.
loturner loturner 5 years
My vote goes to Julianna Margulies, love her! I wouldn't watch that show if she wasn't the lead and it's about time she won an Emmy!!
aelemp aelemp 5 years
i would love to see Glenn Close grab it again for the 3rd time...
ktc71 ktc71 5 years
Connie Britton!!
ktc71 ktc71 5 years
Connie Britton!!
care0531 care0531 5 years
I agree that Connie has been overlooked for WAY too long! All the ladies do a great job in their roles but I would LOVE to see Connie win it.
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 5 years
Connie Britton FTW!!
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 5 years
Connie Britton FTW!!
rossy rossy 5 years
Who should win? Glenn Close!
rossy rossy 5 years
Who should win? Glenn Close!
Studio16 Studio16 5 years
I would actually love to see January win. Last season was particularly rough for her character and she pulled it off with aplomb. She manages to convey the anger, sadness and frustration that a woman who just found out her husband was fake would feel. I think she's quite better than most people make her out to be. Of course I think Kyra's a little bit better. So as long as one of them wins, I'll be happy.
Studio16 Studio16 5 years
I would actually love to see January win. Last season was particularly rough for her character and she pulled it off with aplomb. She manages to convey the anger, sadness and frustration that a woman who just found out her husband was fake would feel. I think she's quite better than most people make her out to be. Of course I think Kyra's a little bit better. So as long as one of them wins, I'll be happy.
lizlee89 lizlee89 5 years
other than January Jones; they all deserve it - I'll be happy no matter what...
ldekosky ldekosky 5 years
CONNIE BRITTON!!!! Overlooked for far too long.
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