Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
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Awarded for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama of Series
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded 1952
Currently held by Claire Danes,
Homeland (2013)
Official website http://www.emmys.com/

This is a list of winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – a Drama Series.


Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Lead Actress - Drama Series Supporting Actress - Drama Series Guest Actress - Drama Series Overall
Actress with most awards Michael Learned, Tyne Daly 4 Nancy Marchand 4 Shirley Knight, Alfre Woodard, Amanda Plummer,
Patricia Clarkson
2 Tyne Daly 6
Actress with most nominations Angela Lansbury 12 Tyne Daly 8 Alfre Woodard 4 Tyne Daly 14
Actress with most nominations
without ever winning
Angela Lansbury 12 Barbara Bosson 6 Penny Fuller,
Veronica Cartwright,
Swoosie Kurtz, Marlee Matlin, Jean Smart
3 Angela Lansbury 13
Television program with most wins Cagney & Lacey 6 Lou Grant 4 Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit
5 The Waltons 7
Television program with most nominations Cagney & Lacey,
Murder, She Wrote
12 Hill Street Blues 13 Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit
15 ER, Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit
23
Television program with most nominations without ever winning Murder, She Wrote 12 L.A. Law 10 St. Elsewhere 5 Mad Men 14

Award winners[edit]

1950s[edit]