12 Actresses Who Could Win Their First Emmy Tonight

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.

Lena Headey

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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.


Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton

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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.


Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh

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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.


Issa Rae

Issa Rae

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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

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Lead Actress – Comedy: Black-ish

This is Ross’ second Emmy nomination for her role as Bow Johnson on Black-ish.


Keri Russell

Keri Russell

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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.


Zazie Beetz

Zazie Beetz

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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.


Betty Gilpin

Betty Gilpin

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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.


Aidy Bryant

Aidy Bryant

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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).”


Claire Foy

Claire Foy

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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

Millie Bobby Brown

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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.


Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel

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Lead Actress – TV Movie & Limited Series: The Sinner

Biel is nominated for her first Emmy for her role in The Sinner.

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