Only twice since 1990 has an actress scored back-to-back victories in the category: The West Wing‘s Allison Janney (2000-2001) and Huff‘s Blythe Danner (2005-2006).
Smith’s competition includes three actresses she faced last year — Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks, The Good Wife‘s Christine Baranski and Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn — plus newcomers Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) and Morena Baccarin (Homeland).
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