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    2013 Emmy Nominees for Lead Actress in Drama

    Geo Beats

    by Geo Beats

    Check out the 2013 Emmy nominees for lead actress in drama.

    Here are the best actress nominees for this year's Primetime Emmys in a drama series:

    Number 7 - It’s no shock that a leading lady on AMC’s hit series Mad Men landed a slot. Elisabeth Moss portrays Peggy Olson, who learned to play the ad game under the tutelage of Don Draper.

    Number 6 - Connie Britton is another nominee on the Emmy list for the character Rayna James. Her role is a singer slash songwriter on Nashville.

    Number 5 - Claire Danes is also up for the leading actress title. She plays Carrie Mathison on the drama series Homeland.

    Number 4 - Vera Farmiga portrays a single mother as Norma Bates on the show called Bates Motel.

    Number 3 - There is a type of cult following for the series, Downton Abbey. Actress Michelle Dockery landed a spot on the Emmy list for her portrayal of Lady Mary Crawley.

    Number 2 - Kerry Washington from the American political thriller series, Scandal is another nominee for her role of Olivia Pope.

    Number 1 - House of Cards’ Robin Wright, who plays Claire Underwood, was included in the leading actress pool for her part in the Washington DC-based drama.