Lead Actress in a Drama Series “Contenders” – The Hollywood Reporter

Sharon Horgan in bad sisters

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The Irish actress has been nominated for the first time as an actress for the rookie season of her crime drama on Apple TV+, which received four nominations (including for her screenplay). With a 100 percent hit on Rotten Tomatoes, better than any of its competitors’ shows, it has been the longest running.

Elizabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale

Elizabeth Moss in The story of the maid

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With that nomination for the penultimate season of her Hulu show (which only scored 80 percent on RT), Moss’ portrayal of June was a four-time finalist out of a possible five (she and the show won the first season), but this time she’s the sole nominee.

Keri Russell in The Diplomat.

Keri Russell in The diplomat

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This veteran who has received three nominations The American is now adding a fourth for the first season of her Netflix show in which she plays an ambassador. She’s yet to win – and likely won’t win this year either, given she’s the show’s only nominee.

Melanie Lynskey in yellow jackets

Melanie Lynskey in Yellow jackets

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A year after the New Zealander was nominated for the first season of her Showtime series, her career revival continues with this season two nomination (she’s also a guest star nominee). The last of us). It’s again for the award for the best drama. This time she is the sole alternate candidate.

Bella Ramsey in The Last of Us

Bella Ramsey in The last of us

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This 19-year-old got his first name for the role of 14-year-old Ellie, a feisty youth on the run in Pedro Pascal’s Joel. The expectations of fans of the video game that inspired the show were overblown, but Ramsey’s performance more than lived up to them.

Sarah Snook in a row

Sarah Snook in successor

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She was nominated twice for the role of Shiv Roy in previous seasons of the HBO show, albeit in the Supporting Actor category. For a widely acclaimed final season, in which she had more time to shine, she competed as the leading lady and is the putative top contender for victory.

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