Emmy voters mixed it up a bit in the lead actress in a drama category today, recognizing seven nominees including newcomers
Washington scored her first Emmy nomination for her role as crisis manager extraordinaire Olivia Pope in
Wright is also a first-time nominee, with voters lauding her work as the headstrong political wife in
Britton scored her third nomination and first for "Nashville," which premiered this season. Britton stars on the show as Rayna Jaymes, a fading country singer superstar. Britton was previously nominated twice in this category for her turn on "Friday Night Lights."
Danes, last year's winner, leads the returnees. The 34-year-old actress took the Emmy for her turn as bipolar
Moss is another Emmy perennial, winning her fifth nomination for playing advertising copy chief Peggy Olson on "Mad Men." Moss has never won an Emmy, nor has any actor on the AMC series.
Dockery arrived among the nominees for the first time last year for her turn as Lady Mary Crawley in PBS' "Downton Abbey."