The Emmys are Sept. 22, and there are some pretty talented ladies up for outstanding lead actress and outstanding supporting actress in both the drama and comedy categories. Dramatic actresses like Maggie Smith of Downton Abbey and Mad Men's Christina Hendricks play some of our favorite strong female characters who know a thing or two about love. And we sure wouldn't want to be the ones choosing between the funny ladies, who include Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Lena Dunham! In honor of these women and their interesting, quick-witted, and chuckle-inducing characters, here are some of the best words of wisdom in the love and sex department from Liz, Hannah, Joan, the Dowager Countess, and the rest of the Emmy-nominated female characters!
— Additional reporting by Lisette Mejia