The Emmy’s are a huge night for TV stars. This is when they’re recognized for their phenomenal acting in front of their peers. It’s also an exciting night for the actors who will be taking home their first Emmy ever. Surprising this award season there are lots of actresses who are nominated who have never one and some who have scored their first nomination.
Read about the 12 actresses who could potentially win their first Emmy tonight, what category they were nominated for and more.
Supporting Actress – Drama: Game of Thrones
Headey plays the terrifying incestuous Cersei Lannister on GoT. She’s been nominated for three Emmys for her role on GoT, but always came up short. This is her second last time to win an Emmy for the show.
Supporting Actress – Drama: Westworld
Newton has been nominated for her role as Maeve Millay on Westworld. This her second Emmy nomination, the first being last year when she was nominated for the same role in the same category.
Lead Actress – Drama: Killing Eve
Oh has been nominated for five Emmys as supporting actress for her role on Grey’s Anatomy. She was robbed every time and never took home an Emmy. She is now nominated for lead actress in a drama for Killing Eve becoming the first Asain actress to be nominated for the category.
Lead Actress – Comedy: Insecure
Rae has been nominated for her first Emmy for her role as Issa on Insecure. The show was created by Rae and Larry Wilmore.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Lead Actress – Comedy: Black-ish
This is Ross’ second Emmy nomination for her role as Bow Johnson on Black-ish.
Lead Actress – Drama: The Americans
Russell is nominated for her role in The Americans as Elizabeth Jennings. This is her third Emmy nomination for this role and the last she can receive considering the show just wrapped its final season.
Supporting Actress – Comedy: Atlanta
Beetz is nominated for her role as Van, Earn’s baby mama and on-again-off-again girlfriend, on Atlanta. This is her first Emmy nomination ever.
Supporting Actress – Comedy: GLOW
Gilpin is nominated for her role as Debbie a.k.a Liberty Belle on Netflix‘s GLOW. This her first Emmy nomination ever.
Supporting Actress – Comedy: Saturday Night Live
Bryant, a series regular on SNL, is nominated for her first individual Emmy. She was previously nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for “Home for the Holiday (Twin Bed).”
Lead Actress – Drama: The Crown
This is Foy’s second Emmy nomination for her role as Queen Elizabeth II on Netflix’s The Crown. She’s already won two SAG Awards and one Golden Globe for her role.
Millie Bobby Brown
Supporting Actress – Drama: Stranger Things
Brown is only 14-years-old and has already snagged her second Emmy nomination for her role as Eleven on Netflix’s Stranger Things.
Lead Actress – TV Movie & Limited Series: The Sinner
Biel is nominated for her first Emmy for her role in The Sinner.