Morena Baccarin, "Homeland"
Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"
Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men"
Jessica Pare, "Mad Men"
Monica Potter, "Parenthood"
Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey" Watch Out For:
Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife"
Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"
Elizabeth McGovern, "Downton Abbey"
Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife"
Expect this category to be split between veterans and newcomers. Returning are last year’s nominees Anna Gunn, Christina Hendricks, and Maggie Smith. Breaking in should be Morena Baccarin, coming off a great season on “Homeland,” and Hendricks’ costar Jessica Pare, who was submitted in lead last year. They should be joined by Monica Potter, who had a highly-publicized cancer storyline this year on “Parenthood.” But waiting in the wings are previous nominees Christine Baranski and Archie Panjabi of “The Good Wife” and fellow “Downton Abbey” stars Elizabeth McGovern and Joanne Froggatt. McGovern previously scored a nod when “Downton” was in the Miniseries category. Since everyone loves Brendan Coyle as Bates, you can’t have Bates without Froggatt's Anna.