Who will join recent winners Glenn Close, Claire Danes and Julianna Margulies?
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Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
Attrition: Well, thank heavens at least we don't need to keep making jokes about Kathy Bates earning Emmy nominations for "Harry's Law." That one is gone. [She earned two nominations for that show. Emmy Rossum hasn't been nominated once for "Shameless." It's a travesty!] However, everything else remains. Is it possible that a Glenn Close or a Michelle Dockery could be squeezed out for a new contender? Absolutely. But, once again, these drama slots are vicious, though this category is much, much mess vicious than the Lead Actor field. Nature of the TV beast, I suppose.