Is Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Emmy reign unstoppable?
Veep‘s leading lady is up for her fifth consecutive award in the race for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, having won each of the previous four years that she’s been eligible. Having also triumphed in 2006 for her work on The New Adventures of Old Christine, Louis-Dreyfus is just one victory away from breaking a record held by Mary Tyler Moore and Candice Bergen for most lead actress trophies.
With Amy Poehler, Edie Falco and Lisa Kudrow out of the running, the field has opened itself up to some fresh (and oh-so-welcome) faces, including black-ish‘s Tracee Ellis Ross and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt‘s Ellie Kemper. They are joined by returning nominees Amy Schumer (up for her eponymous sketch series Inside Amy Schumer) and Lily Tomlin (of Grace and Frankie), both of whom were first time contenders in 2015.
Believe it or not, Getting On‘s Laurie Metcalf is also new to the lead actress race. While the three-time Emmy champ isn’t expected to beat Louis-Dreyfus, there’s a good chance she walks away with at least one award, having also been nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in both a comedy (for The Big Bang Theory) and a drama (for Horace and Pete).
What would you do if you had the opportunity to recognize one of these esteemed actresses when the Emmys are handed out on Sept. 18? Take our poll below to vote for your favorite, then hit the comments to defend your pick.
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