Kyra Sedgwick faces stiff competition to retain her crown
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Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Last Year's Nominees
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"
Glenn Close, "Damages"
Connie Britton, "Friday Night Lights"
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife,"
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"
January Jones, "Mad Men"
Attrition: Only Glenn Close is legitimately out of the field, with "Damages" taking a year off. At least one of other five is almost a sure thing to fall out, but she's equally likely to be replaced by one of her co-stars. But more on that in a few...