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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role on a television drama series for the primetime network season.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Awarded for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama of Series
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded 1954
Currently held by Elisabeth Moss,
The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Website emmys.com

The award was first presented at the 6th Primetime Emmy Awards on February 11, 1954. The acting awards presented during the inaugaral years were not genre specific, with actresses in either drama or comedy series receiving nominations and awards. While Eve Arden was the first winner in the female acting category, Loretta Young was the first actress to win for a lead performance in a drama series. By 1966, the acting awards were split into drama and comedy categories, undergoing several name changes until settling with the current title.

Since its inception, the award has been given to 36 actresses, with 31 winning for performances in a drama series. At four awards, Tyne Daly and Michael Learned hold the record for most wins in the category. Angela Lansbury is the most nominated actress in the category with twelve nominations, though she has never won the award. Elisabeth Moss is the current recipient of the award for her work on The Handmaid's Tale.

Contents

Winners and nominationsEdit

Listed below are the winners of the award for each year, as well as the other nominees.

Key Meaning
Indicates the winning actress.
# 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.

1950sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network Ref.
1953
(6th)
[note 1]
Eve Arden Connie Brooks Our Miss Brooks CBS [1]
Lucille Ball Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy CBS
Imogene Coca Various Characters Your Show of Shows NBC
Dinah Shore Herself The Dinah Shore Show
Loretta Young Various Characters The Loretta Young Show
1954
(7th)
[note 1]
Loretta Young Various characters The Loretta Young Show CBS [2]
Gracie Allen Gracie Allen The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS
Eve Arden Connie Brooks Our Miss Brooks
Lucille Ball Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy
Ann Sothern Susie McNamara Private Secretary
1955
(8th)
[note 1]
Lucille Ball Lucy Ricardo I Love Lucy CBS [3]
Gracie Allen Gracie Allen The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show CBS
Eve Arden Connie Brooks Our Miss Brooks
Jean Hagen Margaret Williams Make Room for Daddy ABC
Ann Sothern Susie McNamara Private Secretary CBS
1956
(9th)
Loretta Young Various characters The Loretta Young Show NBC [4]
Jan Clayton Ellen Miller Lassie CBS
Ida Lupino Various Characters Four Star Playhouse
Peggy Wood Mama Mama
Jane Wyman Various Characters Fireside Theatre NBC
1957
(10th)
[note 1]
Jane Wyatt Margaret Anderson Father Knows Best NBC [5]
Eve Arden Liza Hammond The Eve Arden Show CBS
Spring Byington Lily Ruskin December Bride
Jan Clayton Ellen Miller Lassie
Ida Lupino Eve Drake Mr. Adams and Eve
195859
(11th)
Loretta Young Various characters The Loretta Young Show NBC [6]
Jan Clayton Ellen Miller Lassie CBS
Phyllis Kirk Nora Charles The Thin Man NBC
Jane Wyman Various Characters Fireside Theatre

1960sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network Ref.
195960
(12th)
[note 1]
Jane Wyatt Margaret Anderson Father Knows Best CBS [7]
Donna Reed Donna Stone The Donna Reed Show ABC
Loretta Young Various Characters The Loretta Young Show NBC
196061
(13th)
[note 1]
Barbara Stanwyck Various characters The Barbara Stanwyck Show NBC [8]
Donna Reed Donna Stone The Donna Reed Show ABC
Loretta Young Various Characters The Loretta Young Show NBC
196162
(14th)
[note 1]
Shirley Booth Hazel Burke Hazel NBC [9]
Gertrude Berg Sarah Green The Gertrude Berg Show CBS
Donna Reed Donna Stone The Donna Reed Show ABC
Mary Stuart Joanne Gardner Search for Tomorrow CBS
Cara Williams Gladys Porter Pete and Gladys
196263
(15th)
[note 1]
Shirley Booth Hazel Burke Hazel NBC [10]
Lucille Ball Lucy Carmichael The Lucy Show CBS
Shirl Conway Liz Thorpe The Nurses
Mary Tyler Moore Laura Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show
Irene Ryan Granny The Beverly Hillbillies
196364
(16th)
[note 1]
Mary Tyler Moore Laura Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS [11]
Shirley Booth Hazel Burke Hazel NBC
Patty Duke Cathy Lane The Patty Duke Show ABC
Irene Ryan Granny The Beverly Hillbillies CBS
Inger Stevens Katy Holstrum The Farmer's Daughter ABC
196465
(17th)
No award
196566
(18th)
Barbara Stanwyck Victoria Barkley The Big Valley ABC [12]
Anne Francis Honey West Honey West ABC
Barbara Parkins Betty Anderson Cord Peyton Place
196667
(19th)
Barbara Bain Cinnamon Carter Mission: Impossible CBS [13]
Diana Rigg Emma Peel The Avengers ABC
Barbara Stanwyck Victoria Barkley The Big Valley
196768
(20th)
Barbara Bain Cinnamon Carter Mission: Impossible CBS [14]
Diana Rigg Emma Peel The Avengers ABC
Barbara Stanwyck Victoria Barkley The Big Valley
196869
(21st)
Barbara Bain Cinnamon Carter Mission: Impossible CBS [15]
Joan Blondell Lottie Hatfield Here Come the Brides ABC
Peggy Lipton Julie Barnes The Mod Squad

1970sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network Ref.
196970
(22nd)
Susan Hampshire # Fleur Mont The Forsyte Saga NET [16]
Joan Blondell Lottie Hatfield Here Come the Brides ABC
Peggy Lipton Julie Barnes The Mod Squad
197071
(23rd)
Susan Hampshire # Sarah Churchill The First Churchills PBS [17]
Linda Cristal Victoria Montoya The High Chaparral NBC
Peggy Lipton Julie Barnes The Mod Squad ABC
197172
(24th)
Glenda Jackson # Queen Elizabeth I of England Elizabeth R PBS [18]
Peggy Lipton Julie Barnes The Mod Squad ABC
Susan Saint James Sally McMillian McMillan & Wife NBC
197273
(25th)
Michael Learned Olivia Walton The Waltons CBS [19]
Lynda Day George Lisa Casey Mission: Impossible CBS
Susan Saint James Sally McMillian McMillan & Wife NBC
197374
(26th)
Michael Learned Olivia Walton The Waltons CBS [20]
Jean Marsh Rose Buck Upstairs, Downstairs PBS
Jeanette Nolan Sally Fergus Dirty Sally CBS
197475
(27th)
Jean Marsh Rose Buck Upstairs, Downstairs PBS [21]
Angie Dickinson Sgt. Leann "Pepper" Anderson Police Woman NBC
Michael Learned Olivia Walton The Waltons CBS
197576
(28th)
Michael Learned Olivia Walton The Waltons CBS [22]
Angie Dickinson Sgt. Leann "Pepper" Anderson Police Woman NBC
Anne Meara Kate McShane Kate McShane CBS
Brenda Vaccaro Sara Yarnell Sara
197677
(29th)
Lindsay Wagner Jaime Sommers The Bionic Woman ABC [23]
Angie Dickinson Sgt. Leann "Pepper" Anderson Police Woman NBC
Kate Jackson Sabrina Duncan Charlie's Angels ABC
Michael Learned Olivia Walton The Waltons CBS
Sada Thompson Kate Lawrence Family ABC
197778
(30th)
Sada Thompson Kate Lawrence Family ABC [24]
Melissa Sue Anderson Mary Ingalls Little House on the Prairie NBC
Fionnula Flanagan Aunt Molly Culhane How the West Was Won ABC
Kate Jackson Sabrina Duncan Charlie's Angels
Michael Learned Olivia Walton The Waltons CBS
Susan Sullivan Dr. Julie Farr Having Babies ABC
197879
(31st)
Mariette Hartley § Dr. Caroline Fields The Incredible Hulk CBS [25]
Barbara Bel Geddes Miss Ellie Ewing Dallas CBS
Rita Moreno § Rita Capkovick The Rockford Files NBC
Sada Thompson Kate Lawrence Family ABC

1980sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network Ref.
197980
(32nd)
Barbara Bel Geddes Miss Ellie Ewing Dallas CBS [26]
Lauren Bacall § Kendall Warren The Rockford Files NBC
Mariette Hartley § Althea Morgan
Kristy McNichol Buddy Lawrence Family ABC
Sada Thompson Kate Lawrence
198081
(33rd)
Barbara Babcock § Grace Gardner Hill Street Blues NBC [27]
Barbara Bel Geddes Miss Ellie Ewing Dallas CBS
Linda Gray Sue Ellen Ewing
Veronica Hamel Joyce Davenport Hill Street Blues NBC
Michael Learned Mary Benjamin Nurse CBS
Stefanie Powers Jennifer Hart Hart to Hart ABC
198182
(34th)
Michael Learned Mary Benjamin Nurse CBS [28]
Debbie Allen Lydia Grant Fame NBC
Veronica Hamel Joyce Davenport Hill Street Blues
Michele Lee Karen Fairgate Knots Landing CBS
Stefanie Powers Jennifer Hart Hart to Hart ABC
198283
(35th)
Tyne Daly Mary Beth Lacey Cagney & Lacey CBS [29]
Debbie Allen Lydia Grant Fame NBC
Linda Evans Krystle Carrington Dynasty ABC
Sharon Gless Chris Cagney Cagney & Lacey CBS
Veronica Hamel Joyce Davenport Hill Street Blues NBC
198384
(36th)
Tyne Daly Mary Beth Lacey Cagney & Lacey CBS [30]
Debbie Allen Lydia Grant Fame Syndicated
Joan Collins Alexis Colby Dynasty ABC
Sharon Gless Chris Cagney Cagney & Lacey CBS
Veronica Hamel Joyce Davenport Hill Street Blues NBC
198485
(37th)
Tyne Daly Mary Beth Lacey Cagney & Lacey CBS [31]
Debbie Allen Lydia Grant Fame Syndicated
Sharon Gless Chris Cagney Cagney & Lacey CBS
Veronica Hamel Joyce Davenport Hill Street Blues NBC
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote CBS
198586
(38th)
Sharon Gless Chris Cagney Cagney & Lacey CBS [32]
Tyne Daly Mary Beth Lacey Cagney & Lacey CBS
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote
Cybill Shepherd Maddie Hayes Moonlighting ABC
Alfre Woodard Roxanne Turner St. Elsewhere NBC
198687
(39th)
Sharon Gless Chris Cagney Cagney & Lacey CBS [33]
Tyne Daly Mary Beth Lacey Cagney & Lacey CBS
Susan Dey Grace Van Owen L.A. Law NBC
Jill Eikenberry Ann Kelsey
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote CBS
198788
(40th)
Tyne Daly Mary Beth Lacey Cagney & Lacey CBS [34]
Susan Dey Grace Van Owen L.A. Law NBC
Jill Eikenberry Ann Kelsey
Sharon Gless Chris Cagney Cagney & Lacey CBS
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote
198889
(41st)
Dana Delany Colleen McMurphy China Beach ABC [35]
Susan Dey Grace Van Owen L.A. Law NBC
Jill Eikenberry Ann Kelsey
Linda Hamilton Catherine Chandler Beauty and the Beast CBS
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote

1990sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network Ref.
198990
(42nd)
Patricia Wettig Nancy Krieger-Weston thirtysomething ABC [36]
Dana Delany Colleen McMurphy China Beach ABC
Jill Eikenberry Ann Kelsey L.A. Law NBC
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote CBS
Piper Laurie Catherine Martell Twin Peaks ABC
199091
(43rd)
Patricia Wettig Nancy Krieger-Weston thirtysomething ABC [37]
Dana Delany Colleen McMurphy China Beach ABC
Sharon Gless Rosie O'Neill The Trials of Rosie O'Neill CBS
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote
199192
(44th)
Dana Delany Colleen McMurphy China Beach ABC [38]
Sharon Gless Rosie O'Neill The Trials of Rosie O'Neill CBS
Shirley Knight § Melanie Currants Law & Order NBC
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote CBS
Kate Nelligan § Sydney Carver Road to Avonlea Disney
Regina Taylor Lilly Harper I'll Fly Away NBC
199293
(45th)
Kathy Baker Dr. Jill Brock Picket Fences CBS [39]
Swoosie Kurtz Alex Reed Sisters NBC
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote CBS
Regina Taylor Lilly Harper I'll Fly Away NBC
Janine Turner Maggie "Mary Margaret" O'Connell Northern Exposure CBS
199394
(46th)
Sela Ward Teddy Reed Sisters NBC [40]
Kathy Baker Dr. Jill Brock Picket Fences CBS
Swoosie Kurtz Alex Reed Sisters NBC
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote CBS
Jane Seymour Michaela "Dr. Mike" Quinn Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman
199495
(47th)
Kathy Baker Dr. Jill Brock Picket Fences CBS [41]
Claire Danes Angela Chase My So-Called Life ABC
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote CBS
Sherry Stringfield Dr. Susan Lewis ER NBC
Cicely Tyson Carrie Grace Battle Sweet Justice
199596
(48th)
Kathy Baker Dr. Jill Brock Picket Fences CBS [42]
Gillian Anderson Dr. Dana Scully The X-Files Fox
Christine Lahti Dr. Kathryn "Kate" Austin Chicago Hope CBS
Angela Lansbury Jessica Fletcher Murder, She Wrote
Sherry Stringfield Dr. Susan Lewis ER NBC
199697
(49th)
Gillian Anderson Dr. Dana Scully The X-Files Fox [43]
Roma Downey Monica Touched by an Angel CBS
Christine Lahti Dr. Kathryn "Kate" Austin Chicago Hope
Julianna Margulies Carol Hathaway ER NBC
Sherry Stringfield Dr. Susan Lewis
199798
(50th)
Christine Lahti Dr. Kathryn "Kate" Austin Chicago Hope CBS [44]
Gillian Anderson Dr. Dana Scully The X-Files Fox
Roma Downey Monica Touched by an Angel CBS
Julianna Margulies Carol Hathaway ER NBC
Jane Seymour Michaela "Dr. Mike" Quinn Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman CBS
199899
(51st)
Edie Falco Carmela Soprano The Sopranos HBO [45]
Gillian Anderson Dr. Dana Scully The X-Files Fox
Lorraine Bracco Dr. Jennifer Melfi The Sopranos HBO
Christine Lahti Dr. Kathryn "Kate" Austin Chicago Hope CBS
Julianna Margulies Carol Hathaway ER NBC

2000sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network Ref.
19992000
(52nd)
Sela Ward Lily Manning Once and Again ABC [46]
Lorraine Bracco Dr. Jennifer Melfi The Sopranos HBO
Amy Brenneman Amy Gray Judging Amy CBS
Edie Falco Carmela Soprano The Sopranos HBO
Julianna Margulies Carol Hathaway ER NBC
200001
(53rd)
Edie Falco Carmela Soprano The Sopranos HBO [47]
Lorraine Bracco Dr. Jennifer Melfi The Sopranos HBO
Amy Brenneman Amy Gray Judging Amy CBS
Marg Helgenberger Catherine Willows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Sela Ward Lily Manning Once and Again ABC
200102
(54th)
Allison Janney C. J. Cregg The West Wing NBC [48]
Amy Brenneman Amy Gray Judging Amy CBS
Frances Conroy Ruth Fisher Six Feet Under HBO
Jennifer Garner Sydney Bristow Alias ABC
Rachel Griffiths Brenda Chenowith Six Feet Under HBO
200203
(55th)
Edie Falco Carmela Soprano The Sopranos HBO [49]
Frances Conroy Ruth Fisher Six Feet Under HBO
Jennifer Garner Sydney Bristow Alias ABC
Marg Helgenberger Catherine Willows CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CBS
Allison Janney C. J. Cregg The West Wing NBC
200304
(56th)
Allison Janney C. J. Cregg The West Wing NBC [50]
Edie Falco Carmela Soprano The Sopranos HBO
Jennifer Garner Sydney Bristow Alias ABC
Mariska Hargitay Olivia Benson Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC
Amber Tamblyn Joan Girardi Joan of Arcadia CBS
200405
(57th)
Patricia Arquette Allison DuBois Medium NBC [51]
Glenn Close Monica Rawling The Shield FX
Frances Conroy Ruth Fisher Six Feet Under HBO
Jennifer Garner Sydney Bristow Alias ABC
Mariska Hargitay Olivia Benson Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC
200506
(58th)
Mariska Hargitay Olivia Benson Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC [52]
Frances Conroy Ruth Fisher Six Feet Under HBO
Geena Davis Mackenzie Allen Commander in Chief ABC
Allison Janney C. J. Cregg The West Wing NBC
Kyra Sedgwick Brenda Leigh Johnson The Closer TNT
200607
(59th)
Sally Field Nora Walker Brothers & Sisters ABC [53]
Patricia Arquette Allison DuBois Medium NBC
Minnie Driver Dahlia Malloy The Riches FX
Edie Falco Carmela Soprano The Sopranos HBO
Mariska Hargitay Olivia Benson Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC
Kyra Sedgwick Brenda Leigh Johnson The Closer TNT
200708
(60th)
Glenn Close Patty Hewes Damages FX [54]
Sally Field Nora Walker Brothers & Sisters ABC
Mariska Hargitay Olivia Benson Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC
Holly Hunter Grace Hanadarko Saving Grace TNT
Kyra Sedgwick Brenda Leigh Johnson The Closer
200809
(61st)
Glenn Close Patty Hewes Damages FX [55]
Sally Field Nora Walker Brothers & Sisters ABC
Mariska Hargitay Olivia Benson Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC
Holly Hunter Grace Hanadarko Saving Grace TNT
Elisabeth Moss Peggy Olson Mad Men AMC
Kyra Sedgwick Brenda Leigh Johnson The Closer TNT

2010sEdit

Year Actress Role Program Network Ref.
200910
(62nd)
Kyra Sedgwick Brenda Leigh Johnson The Closer TNT [56]
Connie Britton Tami Taylor Friday Night Lights NBC/Audience
Glenn Close Patty Hewes Damages FX
Mariska Hargitay Olivia Benson Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC
January Jones Betty Draper Mad Men AMC
Julianna Margulies Alicia Florrick The Good Wife CBS
201011
(63rd)
Julianna Margulies Alicia Florrick The Good Wife CBS [57]
Kathy Bates Harriet "Harry" Korn Harry's Law NBC
Connie Britton Tami Taylor Friday Night Lights NBC/Audience
Mireille Enos Sarah Linden The Killing AMC
Mariska Hargitay Olivia Benson Law & Order: Special Victims Unit NBC
Elisabeth Moss Peggy Olson Mad Men AMC
201112
(64th)
Claire Danes Carrie Mathison Homeland Showtime [58]
Kathy Bates Harriet "Harry" Korn Harry's Law NBC
Glenn Close Patty Hewes Damages Audience
Michelle Dockery Lady Mary Crawley Downton Abbey PBS
Julianna Margulies Alicia Florrick The Good Wife CBS
Elisabeth Moss Peggy Olson Mad Men AMC
201213
(65th)
Claire Danes Carrie Mathison Homeland Showtime [59]
Connie Britton Rayna Jaymes Nashville ABC
Michelle Dockery Lady Mary Crawley Downton Abbey PBS
Vera Farmiga Norma Louise Bates Bates Motel A&E
Elisabeth Moss Peggy Olson Mad Men AMC
Kerry Washington Olivia Pope Scandal ABC
Robin Wright Claire Underwood House of Cards Netflix
201314
(66th)
Julianna Margulies Alicia Florrick The Good Wife CBS [60]
Lizzy Caplan Virginia Johnson Masters of Sex Showtime
Claire Danes Carrie Mathison Homeland
Michelle Dockery Lady Mary Crawley Downton Abbey PBS
Kerry Washington Olivia Pope Scandal ABC
Robin Wright Claire Underwood House of Cards Netflix
201415
(67th)
Viola Davis Annalise Keating How to Get Away with Murder ABC [61]
Claire Danes Carrie Mathison Homeland Showtime
Taraji P. Henson Cookie Lyon Empire Fox
Tatiana Maslany Various Characters Orphan Black BBC America
Elisabeth Moss Peggy Olson Mad Men AMC
Robin Wright Claire Underwood House of Cards Netflix
201516
(68th)
Tatiana Maslany Various Characters Orphan Black BBC America [62]
Claire Danes Carrie Mathison Homeland Showtime
Viola Davis Annalise Keating How to Get Away with Murder ABC
Taraji P. Henson Cookie Lyon Empire Fox
Keri Russell Elizabeth Jennings The Americans FX
Robin Wright Claire Underwood House of Cards Netflix
201617
(69th)
Elisabeth Moss Offred / June Osborne The Handmaid's Tale Hulu [63]
Viola Davis Annalise Keating How to Get Away with Murder ABC
Claire Foy Queen Elizabeth II The Crown Netflix
Keri Russell Elizabeth Jennings The Americans FX
Evan Rachel Wood Dolores Abernathy Westworld HBO
Robin Wright Claire Underwood House of Cards Netflix

SuperlativesEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Early Emmy ceremonies did not have genre specific acting categories

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