EMMYS 2011 - OUTSTANDING LEAD DRAMA ACTRESS NOMINEES
Julianna Margulies – Nominated for the role of Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife. This is Margulies’ eighth Emmy nomination, and second for The Good Wife. She has an Emmy that she won in 2004 for ER, along with a Golden Globe in 2010. Margulies also possess eight SAG Awards (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2010, 2011), four of which are individual, and four of which are for the ER ensemble. It did not take Margulies long to find success once she started acting, and is largely known for her multi-award winning role as Carol Hathaway in ER for six years. After her departure from ER, Margulies acted in various TV miniseries and movies before landing yet another award winning role on The Good Wife.
Elisabeth Moss – Nominated for the role of Peggy Olson in Mad Men. This is Moss’ third Emmy nomination, all for playing Peggy Olson. She also has two SAG awards that she won for her performance in the Mad Men ensemble, in 2009 and 2010. Since she began acting in 1990, Moss has appeared in various TV shows and movies. Besides Mad Men, Moss is most well known for her role in The West Wing as First Daughter Zoey Bartlet.
Mariska Hargitay – Nominated for the role of Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU. This is Hargitay’s eighth consecutive Emmy nomination for this role. She also has won Emmy win, in 2006. As for other awards, Hargitay received a Golden Globe in 2005. She has been working consistently on SVU since 1999. Prior to that, Hargitay appeared in numerous films and television shows.
Kathy Bates – Nominated for the role of Harriet Korn in Harry’s Law. This is her eighth Emmy nomination, with the other nominations being for various lead actress, guest actress, and supporting actress roles. Bates has also won two Golden Globes (1991 and 1997) two SAG Awards (1997 and 1999). She also has an Oscar, which she won in 1991. Bates has been acting since 1971, but rose to prominence for her role in Misery in 1990. Since then she has put together an extremely well decorated acting career, though many different and successful movies and television series, such as Titanic, Ambulance Girl, Six Feet Under, About Schmidt, Annie, and Primary Colors.
Connie Britton – Nominated for the role of Tami Taylor in Friday Night Lights. This is Britton’s second Emmy nomination, both times for playing Tami Taylor. Britton originally worked in theater in New York before landing roles in films and TV shows, which she has been doing since 1995. Other than Friday Night Lights, Britton’s most notable roles include Spin City, 24, and a couple episodes of The West Wing.
Mireille Enos – Nominated for the role of Sarah Linden in The Killing. This is her first Emmy nomination. Besides receiving recognition for this series, she is most well known for her role in HBO’s Big Love, which is the only other major project she has worked on.
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