Last Year's Nominees:
Lea Michele, "Glee"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "The New Adventures of Old Christine"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock"
Toni Collette, "The United States of Tara"
Attrition: Farewell, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Otherwise, everybody returns to what is easily the weakest field in the entire nomination ballot. Well, "weakest" is the wrong word. Thanks to Showtime and NBC, there are some spectacular actresses in this field. But it's definitely the shallowest field. There are only 24 submissions in this category, and that includes half the cast of "Desperate Housewives," Melissa Joan Hart for "Melissa & Joey" and Essence Atkins for "Are We There Yet?"