Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series|
|Awarded for||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama of Series|
|Presented by||Academy of Television Arts & Sciences|
|Currently held by||Tatiana Maslany,
Orphan Black (2016)
This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Beginning with the 18th Primetime Emmy Awards, leading actresses in drama have competed alone. However, these dramatic performances included actresses from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below:
- # – Indicates a performance in a miniseries or television film, prior to the category's creation.
- § – Indicates a performance as a guest performer, prior to the category's creation.
Winners and nominationsEdit
- Early Emmy ceremonies did not have genre specific acting categories