Emmy Wish List: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
All these ladies are worthy of winning nominations again, and it wouldn't be surprising to see one or all of them nominated. But if I were to have a say, there are some other women I hope to see recognized when the Primetime Emmy nominations are announced this Thursday.
Let's start with January Jones. Mad Men is an Emmy darling, and it's time that the dynamic Ms. Jones get in on the action. Her performance last season was stellar, equal in every way to Jon Hamm's Don Draper. The same goes for Friday Night Lights' lead actress Connie Britton. The critics have lauded both January and Connie for their work, but -- alas -- Emmy hasn't given either actress a wink ... yet.
HBO's Big Love has not one, but three actresses who should be nominated as lead actress in a drama: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gennifer Goodwin and Chloe Sevigny. All three play Bill's wives and all are equally important and supportive of each other, but not supporting actresses. Chances are that if Big Love does get a lead actress nom, Tripplehorn will be tapped. She would have some of the best episodes for an Emmy reel, too, including the depiction of the LDS endowment ceremony.
Then there's Lost. If there were some justice in the award procedures, Evangeline Lilly would be a nominee. It's weird that the women of Lost just don't get any Emmy love, especially when the men fill the nomination lists.
So here's my Emmy wish list for the six nominees (yes, this year there will be six, not five): January Jones, Connie Britton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Chloe Sevigny, Evangeline Lilly and Kyra Sedgwick. How's that for shaking things up?
But what do you think? Who have I left out that you would include -- Anna Pacquin in True Blood? Mary McDonnell in Battlestar Galactica? Patricia Arquette for Medium? Share!