The small screen is the best place for actresses these days. Television roles allow for much more character development than on movies do and there are more opportunities for women. Since Emmy nominations are coming up, we’ve been thinking about all the television actresses who have totally blown us away this year. There are so many to consider. Soon we’ll see who gets an Emmy nod and who was totally robbed. We have put careful consideration into who we think deserves a nomination, so join us as we take a look at all the drama actresses who we want to see nominated for 2015!
Disclaimer: Many of these entries include mild spoilers so, if you are not caught up, you may want be careful navigating certain entries.
Bonus: Keri Russell – The Americans
The Americans is a slow burn series and that impacts audience’s reactions to its storylines because it sometimes takes a while to get any sort of payoff. Keri Russell’s season-long arc to try and bond with her character’s teenage daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) eventually took a different turn than many series like it have attempted in the past (her character being a Russian spy and all). The end result could net her a long overdue Emmy nomination.
The way the season ended with Russell’s character Elizabeth taking Paige with her to Russia to see her dying mother was a touching and poignant moment and it was the spark that led to the show’s cliffhanger ending. The repercussions from those actions will drive the show into its fourth season and that type of emotional on-screen response is what sets Russell apart from a lot of today’s actresses.