EMMY WATCH 2008: Outstanding ACTRESS, Drama

Let’s take a minute to talk about the women – here are the nominees:


Clockwise from top left: Glenn Close, DAMAGES; Sally Field, BROTHERS & SISTERS; Kyra Sedgwick, THE CLOSER; Holly Hunter, SAVING GRACE; Mariska Hargitay, LAW AND ORDER: SVU

Should Win: I think Holly Hunter is mind blowing as Grace on SAVING GRACE.  She literally holds nothing back. 

Will Win: I think the Academy will give it to Sally Field again (for BROTHERS AND SISTERS) or Glenn Close for DAMAGES because she’s a movie star moonlighting as a TV actress.

Should Be Nominated: Connie Britton.  She should have been nominated for FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS and should have won (for the record, she submitted herself as a Supporting Actress, and wasn’t nominated there, either, but this is the category where she belongs). 

Coming tomorrow – Supporting Actor and Actress, Drama.