2023 Emmy Award for Best Actress in a Drama Predictions

Few returning former contestants leave room for the drama series’ stellar cast to include several “Yellowjackets” stars and even Jennifer Coolidge (“The White Lotus”).

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We’ll be updating this article with all of our predictions throughout the season, so be sure to check IndieWire for the latest news on the 2023 Emmys. The nomination round of voting runs from June 15 to June 26, with the official Emmy nominations announced on Wednesday, July 12. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented over two consecutive nights on Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10. an edited presentation of the ceremonies that will air on FXX at a later date. Finally, the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Monday, September 18 and will air live on FOX at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.

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While this has yet to be confirmed, common sense would dictate that “The White Lotus” star Jennifer Coolidge be nominated for her work in season 2 in the main category, given that her character’s ongoing storyline has earned her a nomination from the TV Academy for the Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series-winning show for category change.

After unceremoniously ending his limited series supporting actor acceptance speech at last year’s Emmys, the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards have allowed Coolidge to essentially star in their telecasts. She’s up to the rare feat of winning an Emmy for the same role, but in a completely different category (Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba is the most recent example that comes to mind, winning both comedy and drama). .

Coolidge’s primary competition will be Melanie Lynskey of the buzzy Showtime series “Yellowjackets.” The New Zealand-born star already has a Critics Choice Award to her name and was tipped to be the actress who came closest to beating Euphoria star Zendaya last year. With so many female-led ensembles sitting at the Emmys this year, there’s a good chance Lynskey’s “Yellowjackets” teammates Tawny Cypress and Juliette Lewis will join her for nominations for their work in Season 2.

Coming back to Zendaya’s historic second Emmy win last year, her performance opens the door for young actors like “Dragon House” star Emma D’Arcy and “The Last of Us” star Bella Ramsey to be embraced by the TV Academy . More experienced actresses such as Imelda Staunton (“The Crown”), Helen Mirren (“1923”) and Christine Baranski also have a chance to enter the final season of “The Good Fight”.

And then, of course, former Emmy nominees like Keri Russell (“The Diplomat”) and Betty Gilpin (“Mrs. Davis”), who are constantly being watched by the TV Academy, and “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss is the only contender. , that he has already won an Emmy for his current role.

Current contestants (in alphabetical order):
Christine Baranski, “The Good Fight” (Paramount+)
Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus (HBO)
Morfydd Clark, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Amazon Prime Video)
Tawny Cypress, “Yellowjackets” (Showtime)
Emma D’Ary, “The Dragon’s House” (HBO)
Betty Gilpin: “Mrs. Davis” (Peacock)
Sharon Horgan, “Bad Sisters” (Apple TV+)
Juliette Lewis, “Yellowjackets” (Showtime)
Melanie Lynskey, “Yellowjackets” (Showtime)
Helen Mirren, “1923” (Paramount+)
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Bella Ramsey, “The Last of Us” (HBO)
Keri Russell, “The Diplomat” (Netflix)
Imelda Staunton, “The Crown” (Netflix)
Hilary Swank, “Alaska Daily” (ABC)

More predictions for the drama categories:
Excellent drama series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Click here for IndieWire’s full predictions for the 75th Emmy Awards.

Last year’s winner: Zendaya, “Euphoria”
Still eligible: No.
Hot Streaks: There are no stripes in the traditional sense here. It’s been a decade since an actress won this award back-to-back, and with “Euphoria” not coming back anytime soon, that won’t change this year. However, Imelda Staunton has a chance to become the third actress to win an Emmy in Season II. For her role as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown. However, his predecessors won their second season in that role, not their first.
Notable Non-Eligible Series: Britt Lower, “Severance” (Season 2 ineligible); Zendaya, “Euphoria” (Season 3 ineligible); Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, “The Morning Show” (Season 3 ineligible); Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things” (Season 5 ineligible); Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve” (end); Laura Linney, “Ozark” (end); Mandy Moore: This Is Us (End)

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