Outstanding Actress in a Drama
See why Jennifer Garner, Frances Conroy, Edie Falco, Marg Helgenberger, and Allison Janney are Emmy's favorites
FRANCES CONROY, ''SIX FEET UNDER'' She earned her second Emmy nomination for a season that saw her mortuary matriarch, Ruth Fisher, get inspired by a hellraising new pal (Kathy Bates). She dated one man and married another. She also gained a grandchild and lost a daughter-in-law.
EDIE FALCO, ''THE SOPRANOS'' After learning that husband Tony (James Gandolfini) had strayed yet again, Falco's Carmela finally kicked him to the curb. For that brave and bitter act, the four-time nominee may receive her third Emmy (she also won in 1999 and 2001). You got a problem widdat?
MARG HELGENBERGER, ''CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION'' She has been nominated twice for her role as forensic sleuth Catherine Willows; she also earned three nods (and one win, in 1990) for her supporting role on ''China Beach.'' This season, with ''CSI'' established as TV's top-rated show, CBS got a clue and doubled her salary.
ALLISON JANNEY, ''THE WEST WING'' Of the five nominees, Janney has had the most success with Emmy voters. She's won three times for playing White House press secretary C.J. Cregg, twice in the Supporting Actress category, and once, last year, as Lead Actress.