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Emmys: Vets and Breakouts Make Up the Drama Lead Actress Race


Sharon Horgan in Bad sisters

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The Irishwoman has been nominated for acting for the first time in the rookie season of her Apple TV+ murder mystery, which received four nominations (including her writing). At 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, better than any of its competitors’ shows, it was released the longest time ago.

Elisabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale

Elizabeth Moss in The Handmaid’s Tale

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With this nomination for the penultimate season of her Hulu show (which scored a low 80 percent rating on RT), Moss’s portrayal of June was a finalist four out of five possible times (she and the show won for season one), but this time she is the only nominee.

Keri Russell in The Diplomat

Enter Keri Russell The diplomat

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This veteran who has picked up three nominations for The Americans is now adding a fourth for the first season of her Netflix show, in which she plays an ambassador. She has yet to win — and probably won’t win this year since she’s the show’s only nominee.

Melanie Lynskey in Yellowjackets

Melanie Lynskey in Yellow jackets

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A year after the New Zealander was nominated for the first season of her Showtime series, her career resurgence continues with this second season nomination (she’s also been nominated as a guest star for The last of us). It’s time for Best Drama again. This time, she is the only acting nominee.

Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us

Bella Ramsey in The last of us

Courtesy of HBO

This 19-year-old received their first nomination playing 14-year-old Ellie, a feisty youngster on the run with Pedro Pascal’s Joel. Fan expectations of the video game that inspired the show were sky-high, but Ramsey’s performance more than lived up to them.

Sarah Snook consecutively

Sarah Snook in Succession

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She was nominated twice for playing Shiv Roy in earlier seasons of the HBO show, but in the supporting category. For a widely acclaimed final season where she had more time to shine, she went on to lead and is the likely front-runner to win.

This story first appeared in a standalone August issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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