With the new seasons of “Game of Thrones” and “Orphan Black” arriving too late to be eligible for this year’s Emmys, there are seven spots opening in the drama acting categories just between those two shows. Add in last year’s supporting actress winner Maggie Smith from the dearly departed “Downton Abbey,” and you have a forced mandate for change this year.
Who will benefit? Let’s look at the four Emmy races for drama acting to see.
LEAD ACTRESS DRAMA
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Claire Foy, “The Crown”
Keri Russell, “The Americans”
Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”