Last Year's Nominees:
Julie Bowen, "Modern Family"
Jane Krakowski, "30 Rock"
Jane Lynch, "Glee"
Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family"
Betty White, "Hot in Cleveland"
Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"
Attrition: None. All six nominees, including winner Julie Bowen, are eligible again this year and there's little reason to feel that any of them are particularly vulnerable, making this a very hard field to crack, which doesn't mean that the category isn't awash in potential break-in candidates, with at least three high-profile actresses shifting categories in hopes of bringing into the nomination field.
Click through for my unscientific predictions. The first six slides are my predicted nominees. From there, the slides are at least somewhat in order of likelihood to earn a nomination until the last handful, which are dark horses and personal preferences.