2024 Emmys Lead Actress Limited Series Predictions

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2024 Emmy Predictions:
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie

Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine in 'Mary & George'
Julianne Moore and Nicholas Galitzine in 'Mary & George'

Weekly Commentary (Updated: May 9, 2024): More to come.

Emmy submissions are due Thursday, May 9. The eligibility deadline for all series concluding their runs is May 31. The nominations-voting-round is open from June 13 to June 24.

Read: Variety’s Awards Circuit for the latest Primetime Emmy predictions in the major categories.


And the Predicted Nominees Are

Rank

Performer and Series

1

Jodie Foster — “True Detective: Night Country” (Max)

2

Brie Larson — “Lessons in Chemistry” (Apple TV+)

3

Kate Winslet — “The Regime” (Max)

4

Juno Temple — “Fargo” (FX)

5

Sofia Vergara — “Griselda” (Netflix)

6

Naomi Watts — “Feud: Capote vs. the Swans” (FX)


Next in Line

Rank

Performer and Series

7

Nicole Kidman — “Expats” (Prime Video)

8

Ji-young Yoo — “Expats” (Prime Video)

9

Julianne Moore — “Mary & George” (Starz)

10

Joey King — “We Were the Lucky Ones” (Hulu)

11

Emma Corrin — “A Murder at the End of the World” (FX)

12

Ambika Mod — “One Day” (Netflix)

13

Aria Mia Lobereti — “All the Light We Cannot See” (Netflix)

14

Annette Bening — “Apples Never Fall” (Peacock)

15

Elisabeth Moss — “The Veil” (Hulu)


Also in Contention

Rank

Performer and Series

16

Uzo Aduba — “Painkiller” (Netflix)

17

Annie Murphy — “Black Mirror” (Netflix)

18

Sandra Oh — “Quiz Lady” (Hulu)

19

Awkwafina — “Quiz Lady” (Hulu)

20

Zazie Beetz — “Black Mirror” (Netflix)

21

Carla Gugino — “Fall of the House of Usher” (Netflix)

22

Helena Bonham Carter — “Nolly” (PBS)

23

Alaqua Cox — “Echo” (Disney+)

24

Lily-Rose Depp — “The Idol” (Max)

25

Sigourney Weaver — “The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart” (Prime Video)

Eligible Performances (Lead Actress, Limited/TV Movie)

Eligible Performances (Lead Actress, Limited/TV Movie)
Eligible Performances (Lead Actress, Limited/TV Movie)


**The list below is not complete and have been confirmed as officially submitted. All information is subject to change. Grouped by network that airs each series.

  • Amanda Seyfried — “The Crowded Room” (Apple TV+)

  • Brie Larson — “Lessons in Chemistry” (Apple TV+)

  • Alaqua Cox — “Echo” (Disney+)

  • Emilia Clarke — “Secret Invasion” (Disney+)

  • Emma Roberts — “American Horror Story: Delicate” (FX)

  • Juno Temple — “Fargo” (FX)

  • Naomi Watts — “Feud: Capote vs. the Swans” (FX)

  • Emma Corrin — “A Murder at the End of the World” (FX)

  • Mia Isaac — “Black Cake” (Hulu)

  • Adrienne Warren — “Black Cake” (Hulu)

  • Violette Beane — “Death and Other Details” (Hulu)

  • Sinclair Daniel — “The Other Black Girl” (Hulu)

  • Kaitlyn Dever — “No One Will Save You” (Hulu)

  • Awkwafina — “Quiz Lady” (Hulu)

  • Sandra Oh — “Quiz Lady” (Hulu)

  • Elisabeth Moss — “The Veil” (Hulu)

  • Joey King — “We Were the Lucky Ones” (Hulu)

  • Claire Danes — “Full Circle” (Max)

  • Jessica Lange — “The Great Lillian Hall” (Max)

  • Lily-Rose Depp — “The Idol” (Max)

  • Kate Winslet — “The Regime” (Max)

  • Jodie Foster — “True Detective: Night Country” (Max)

  • Aria Mia Lobereti — “All the Light We Cannot See” (Netflix)

  • Zazie Beetz — “Black Mirror” (Netflix)

  • Annie Murphy — “Black Mirror” (Netflix)

  • Carla Gugino — “Fall of the House of Usher” (Netflix)

  • Sofia Vergara — “Griselda” (Netflix)

  • Ambika Mod — “One Day” (Netflix)

  • Uzo Aduba — “Painkiller” (Netflix)

  • Billie Piper — “Scoop” (Netflix)

  • Andrea Riseborough — “Alice & Jack” (PBS)

  • Helena Bonham Carter — “Nolly” (PBS)

  • Annette Bening — “Apples Never Fall” (Peacock)

  • Mandy Moore — “Dr. Death” (Peacock)

  • Melissa McCarthy — “Genie” (Peacock)

  • Nicole Kidman — “Expats” (Prime Video)

  • Ji-young Yoo — “Expats” (Prime Video)

  • Sigourney Weaver — “The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart” (Prime Video)

  • Kaley Cuoco — “Role Play” (Prime Video)

  • Deborah Ayorinde — “Them” (Prime Video)

  • Kiernan Shipka — “Totally Killer” (Prime Video)

  • Julianne Moore — “Mary & George” (Starz)

More Information (Lead Actress, Limited/TV Movie)

More Information (Lead Actress, Limited/TV Movie)
More Information (Lead Actress, Limited/TV Movie)


2023 category winner: Ali Wong — “Beef” (Netflix)

2024 Emmy Awards Calendar and Timeline (all dates are subject to change)

  • Eligibility period: June 1, 2023 – May 31, 2024

  • Feb. 29: Submissions open

  • May 9: Deadline for programs that identify as Primetime programming to upload all entry materials.

  • June 13: Nominations-round voting begins

  • June 24: Nominations-round voting ends at 10:00 p.m. PT

  • June 28 – July 8: Voting for peer group-specific top ten rounds panels (if applicable)

  • July 17: Primetime Emmy nominations are announced.

  • July 24: Deadline for errors and omissions to the nominations.

  • August 5: Find-round videos available for viewing.

  • August 15: Final-round voting begins.

  • August 26: Final-round voting ends at 10:00 p.m. PST.

  • Sept. 7-8: Creative Arts Emmy Awards and Governors Gala

  • Sunday, Sept. 15: 76th Primetime Emmy Awards to air on ABC.

Emmy Awards Predictions

Drama

Comedy

Limited/Movie

Drama Series

Comedy Series

Limited or Anthology Series

Lead Actor (Drama)

Lead Actor (Comedy)

Lead Actor (Limited, Movie)

Lead Actress (Drama)

Lead Actress (Comedy)

Lead Actress (Limited, Movie)

Supporting Actor (Drama)

Supporting Actor (Comedy)

Supporting Actor (Limited, Movie)

Supporting Actress (Drama)

Supporting Actress (Comedy)

Supporting Actress (Limited, Movie)

Directing (Drama)

Directing (Comedy)

Directing (Limited, Movie)

Writing (Drama)

Writing (Comedy)

Writing (Limited, Movie)

Guest Actor (Drama)

Guest Actor (Comedy)

Television Movie

Guest Actress (Drama)

Guest Actress (Comedy)

Casting (Limited, Movie)

Casting (Drama)

Casting (Comedy)

Other Awards Predictions

Talk Series

Reality Competition Program

Animated Program

Scripted Variety

Game Show

Character Voice-Over Performance

Variety Special (Live)

Host for a Reality or Competition Program

Narrator

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

Structured Reality

Documentary (Series)

Directing (Series, Special)

Unstructured Reality

Documentary (Special)

Writing (Series, Special)

Directing (Reality Program)

Hosted Nonfiction (Series or Special)

Music (Limited, Movie, Special, Series, Documentary, Direction, Theme Music, Lyrics, Supervision)

Main Title Design

Writing (Nonfiction)

Short Form Series

Short Form (Actor/Actress)

Exceptional Merit

About the Primetime Emmy Awards

The Primetime Emmy Awards, commonly known as the Emmys, are awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). Established in 1949, these celebrate outstanding achievements in American primetime television. The Emmys are categorized into three divisions: the Primetime Emmy Awards for performance and production excellence, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards recognizing achievements in artistry and craftsmanship, and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards, which honor significant engineering and technological advancements. The eligibility period typically extends from June 1 to May 31 each year. The Television Academy, which hosts the Emmys, consists of over 20,000 members across 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors, artisans and executives.

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