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SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"
Kerry Bishe, "Halt and Catch Fire"
Amy Brenneman, "The Leftovers"
Carrie Coon, "The Leftovers"
Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"
Lorraine Toussaint, "Orange Is the New Black"
Theater audiences know Coon, but she was largely an unknown when "The Leftovers" debuted, and she continually blew me out of the water on that show. (So, for that matter, did Brenneman, in a role where, outside of a flashback episode, she spoke only one word all season.) This is one where it was tough to not just keep listing actresses from "Orange" (leaving out Danielle Brooks and Samira Wiley in particular didn't make me happy). I imagine Headey's Walk of Shame scene makes her the favorite to win the award, depending on how distracted voters are by the head swap CGI.