It took seven nominees to fill this category last year
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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy
Attrition: Well this is pretty much a nightmare, isn't it? Not only are all of the nominees from last year eligible again, but there was a tie somewhere last year, so there were seven nominees. Barring another unlikely voting scenario, that means that even without a single new contender rising up, somebody is going to fall out of the nomination field. That's hardly fair!