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The Emmys: Tell me who will win Best Actress in a Drama

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Continuing my — and your — picks for this Sunday’s Emmy Awards, today I’d like to know:

Who do you think will win, and who should win, the Best Actress in a Drama category?

The nominees are: Glenn Close, Sally Field, Mariska Hargitay, Holly Hunter, Elisabeth Moss, and Kyra Sedgwick.

Here’s my thinking on this. Glenn Close won last year, but this season’s Damages was considered by some (not me) to be of lesser quality. In any case, I don’t think she’ll be a repeat winner.

I think Kyra Sedgwick will win — The Closer has never been more popular, and the public and Emmy voters love her character in this show. But you should also never count out a come-from-behind win by Mariska Hargitay, whom the voting body adores.


But I wish Elisabeth Moss would win: Her Peggy is one of the subtle joys of Mad Men. She’s transfixing in every scene she’s in, one of the Mad people who never succumbs to the show’s occasional self-conscious heaviness. Moss is always lively and smart in however she chooses Peggy to react in any situation, inside the ad agency, or in the character’s grim personal life.

So what do you think? Who will win, and who should win? Vote below, please.