Emmy Poll 2014: Who Should Win Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie?

Check out the last five Emmy winners for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and you’ll notice a trend: Voters tend to gravitate toward long-standing movie actresses tackling small-screen roles.

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Indeed, the success of The Big C: Hereafter‘s Laura Linney, Game Change‘s Julianne Moore, Mildred Pierce‘s Kate Winslet, Temple Grandin‘s Claire Danes and Grey Gardens‘ Jessica Lange since 2009 could be good news for Burton and Taylor‘s Helena Bonham Carter, American Horror Story: Coven‘s Oscar-winning scene-stealer Lange or The Trip to Bountiful‘s Cicely Tyson.

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The remainder of this year’s nominees include Return to Zero‘s Minnie Driver, American Horror Story: Coven‘s Sarah Paulson and The Spoils of Babylon‘s Kristen Wiig.

What would you do if you had the power to honor one of these fine talents when the Emmys are handed out on Aug. 25 ? Take our poll below to vote for your favorite, then hit the comments to justify your pick!

And stay tuned to TVLine.com for the next couple of weeks for all the Emmy coverage you could ever want.

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  1. Diogo says:

    Jessica Lange, hands down. I still don’t know what happenned last year. She should have won!

  2. fernando933 says:

    I think Sarah should take it home

  3. chaouad says:

    jessica lange is the best actress on tv, she should win.

  4. Jared says:

    Sarah Paulson is long overdue.

  5. Mia says:

    si Sarah Paulson ne gagne pas …

    les jurys ont VRAIMENT de la merde dans les yeux …

    Sarah nous a livré une performance d’actrice qui dépasse l’inimaginable !

    une des meilleures performance de cette décénnie

  6. MattArmando says:

    Sarah is WAY overdue. She deserved it so much last year, but it’ll probably go to Cicely Tyson for BOUNTIFUL, which she gave a pretty strong performance in, as well. Minnie Driver also delivered in ZERO, and is also overdue for recognition of her work.
    SHOULD WIN: Minnie Driver
    WILL WIN: Cicely Tyson

  7. Aprilcot says:

    I can’t be 100% objective on this; I only watch AHS. Lange truly gives a tour de force performance but Paulson is long overdue. I know this is for Coven, but she was absolutely brilliant in Asylum last year.

  8. Erikita says:

    Jessica Lange, for sure. If not, it’s a toss up between Tyson and Driver, who are both amazing. The others don’t even register, really.

  9. Erin says:

    I’m over Jessica Lange. I thought she was fantastic the first season but then put in the same performance the seasons after that. Same mannerisms, same speech patterns, etc. She’s acted in the same manner for three different characters. That may also be attributed to the writing, but I hope in her last AHS season, she can show something different.

    • TL says:

      Let’s respectfully agree to disagree on this one…I will continue to appreciate Jessica Lange in whatever medium she chooses to share her IMMENSE talents with us.

  10. Mikael says:

    Sarah definitely should’ve gotten it for AHS: Asylum. I hope she gets it this year.

  11. name@hotmail.com says:

    jessica!!! Lange should have won last year1 if sarah paulson wins this year i’ll give up.

  12. katedfw says:

    I will be happy if either Jessica or Sarah wins! Both were amazing in Coven!

  13. Tara says:

    I think Minnie Driver should get it. As the mom of stillborn twins, I think she did a beautiful job. Her performance was very powerful.

  14. JON says:

    Has Jessica Lange won for AHS already?

  15. Jay jay says:

    Jessica Lange was robbed last year in every way. For that alone she should win for the past two seasons of AHS…a bitchy southern neighbor, an evil lobotomized Boston nun and a New Orleans cocaine snorting head witch with swag…how are THOSE the same??? Brilliant!!!