Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

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SAG Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series
Awarded for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Location Los Angeles, California
Presented by SAG-AFTRA
Currently held by Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey (2013)
Official website Sagawards.org

The Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series is an award given by the Screen Actors Guild to honor the finest acting achievements in Dramatic Television.

Winners and nominees[edit]

1990s[edit]

Year Winners and nominees Series Role
1994 Kathy Baker Picket Fences Jill Brock
Swoosie Kurtz Sisters Alexandra Barker
Angela Lansbury Murder, She Wrote Jessica Fletcher
Jane Seymour Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Michaela Quinn
Cicely Tyson Sweet Justice Carrie Grace Battle
1995 Gillian Anderson The X Files Dana Scully
Christine Lahti Chicago Hope Kathryn Austin
Sharon Lawrence NYPD Blue Sylvia Costas
Julianna Margulies ER Carol Hathaway
Sela Ward Sisters Theodora Sorenson
1996 Gillian Anderson The X Files Dana Scully
Kim Delaney NYPD Blue Diane Russell
Christine Lahti Chicago Hope Kathryn Austin
Della Reese Touched by an Angel Tess
Jane Seymour Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Michaela Quinn
1997 Julianna Margulies ER Carol Hathaway
Gillian Anderson The X Files Dana Scully
Kim Delaney NYPD Blue Diane Russell
Christine Lahti Chicago Hope Kathryn Austin
Della Reese Touched by an Angel Tess
1998 Julianna Margulies ER Carol Hathaway
Gillian Anderson The X Files Dana Scully
Kim Delaney NYPD Blue Diane Russell
Christine Lahti Chicago Hope Kathryn Austin
Annie Potts Any Day Now Mary Elizabeth Sims
1999 Edie Falco The Sopranos Carmela Soprano
Gillian Anderson The X Files Dana Scully
Lorraine Bracco The Sopranos Jennifer Melfi
Nancy Marchand The Sopranos Livia Soprano
Annie Potts Any Day Now Mary Elizabeth Sims

2000s[edit]

Year Winners and nominees Series Role
2000 Allison Janney The West Wing Claudia Jean "C. J." Cregg
Gillian Anderson The X Files Dana Scully
Edie Falco The Sopranos Carmela Soprano
Sally Field ER Maggie Wyczenski
Lauren Graham Gilmore Girls Lorelai Gilmore
Sela Ward Once and Again Lily Manning
2001 Allison Janney The West Wing Claudia Jean "C. J." Cregg
Lorraine Bracco The Sopranos Jennifer Melfi
Stockard Channing The West Wing Abbey Bartlet
Tyne Daly Judging Amy Maxine Gray
Edie Falco The Sopranos Carmela Soprano
Lauren Graham Gilmore Girls Lorelai Gilmore
2002 Edie Falco The Sopranos Carmela Soprano
Amy Brenneman Judging Amy Amy Gray
Lorraine Bracco The Sopranos Jennifer Melfi
Allison Janney The West Wing Claudia Jean "C. J." Cregg
Lily Tomlin The West Wing Deborah Fiderer
2003 Frances Conroy Six Feet Under Ruth Fisher
Stockard Channing The West Wing Abbey Bartlet
Tyne Daly Judging Amy Maxine Gray
Jennifer Garner Alias Sydney Bristow
Mariska Hargitay Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Olivia Benson
Allison Janney The West Wing Claudia Jean "C. J." Cregg
2004 Jennifer Garner Alias Sydney Bristow
Drea de Matteo The Sopranos Adriana La Cerva
Edie Falco The Sopranos Carmela Soprano
Allison Janney The West Wing Claudia Jean "C. J." Cregg
Christine Lahti Jack & Bobby Grace McCallister
2005 Sandra Oh Grey's Anatomy Cristina Yang
Patricia Arquette Medium Allison Dubois
Geena Davis Commander in Chief Mackenzie Allen
Mariska Hargitay Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Olivia Benson
Kyra Sedgwick The Closer Brenda Leigh Johnson
2006 Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy Miranda Bailey
Patricia Arquette Medium Allison Dubois
Edie Falco The Sopranos Carmela Soprano
Mariska Hargitay Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Olivia Benson
Kyra Sedgwick The Closer Brenda Leigh Johnson
2007 Edie Falco The Sopranos Carmela Soprano
Glenn Close Damages Patty Hewes
Sally Field Brothers & Sisters Nora Walker
Holly Hunter Saving Grace Grace Hanadarko
Kyra Sedgwick The Closer Brenda Leigh Johnson
2008 Sally Field Brothers & Sisters Nora Walker
Mariska Hargitay Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Olivia Benson
Holly Hunter Saving Grace Grace Hanadarko
Elisabeth Moss Mad Men Peggy Olson
Kyra Sedgwick The Closer Brenda Leigh Johnson
2009 Julianna Margulies The Good Wife Alicia Florrick
Patricia Arquette Medium Allison Dubois
Glenn Close Damages Patty Hewes
Mariska Hargitay Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Olivia Benson
Holly Hunter Saving Grace Grace Hanadarko
Kyra Sedgwick The Closer Brenda Leigh Johnson

2010s[edit]

Year Winners and nominees Series Role
2010 Julianna Margulies The Good Wife Alicia Florrick
Glenn Close Damages Patty Hewes
Mariska Hargitay Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Olivia Benson
Elisabeth Moss Mad Men Peggy Olson
Kyra Sedgwick The Closer Brenda Leigh Johnson
2011 Jessica Lange American Horror Story Constance Langdon
Kathy Bates Harry's Law Harriet "Harry" Korn
Glenn Close Damages Patty Hewes
Julianna Margulies The Good Wife Alicia Florrick
Kyra Sedgwick The Closer Brenda Leigh Johnson
2012 Claire Danes Homeland Carrie Mathison
Michelle Dockery Downton Abbey Lady Mary Crawley
Jessica Lange American Horror Story: Asylum Sister Jude Martin / Judy Martin
Julianna Margulies The Good Wife Alicia Florrick
Maggie Smith Downton Abbey Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
2013 Maggie Smith Downton Abbey Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Claire Danes Homeland Carrie Mathison
Anna Gunn Breaking Bad Skyler White
Jessica Lange American Horror Story: Coven Fiona Goode
Kerry Washington Scandal Olivia Pope

Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Female Actor - Drama Series Female Actor - Comedy Series Overall
Actress with most awards Julianna Margulies 4 Tina Fey 4 Tina Fey, Julianna Margulies 4
Actress with most nominations Edie Falco, Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick 7 Julia Louis-Dreyfus 8 Edie Falco 12
Actress with most nominations
without ever winning
Kyra Sedgwick 7 Patricia Heaton 5 Kyra Sedgwick 7
Television program with most wins The Sopranos 3 30 Rock 4 30 Rock 4
Television program with most nominations The Sopranos 11 Will & Grace 9 The Sopranos 11

Trivia[edit]

Multiple winners[edit]

2 wins
3 wins
4 wins

Multiple nominees[edit]

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