68th Emmy Awards: Claire Danes Lead Actress In A Drama Series For Homeland – Facts You Need To Know

68th Emmy Awards: Claire Danes Lead Actress In A Drama Series For Homeland – Facts You Need To Know
Claire Danes on her fifth #Emmys nomination for Homeland! Homeland / Facebook

This is the fifth time that Claire Danes has been nominated for “Lead Actress In A Drama Series” category in the Emmys for “Homeland”.


Claire Danes has been nominated in the same category and for the same TV show for all its five seasons, including this one. She has managed to successfully win twice before. Will she be able to clinch a triple win for “Homeland”?

It is going to be a tough ask since this time she is up against the likes of pros such as Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder), Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Kerry Russell (The Americans) and Robin Wright (House of Cards), reports Deadline.


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“Homeland” is a detective thriller revolving around Carrie Mathison, a CIA agent who fights against terrorists and other national threats to the United States of America.

“Homeland” Season 5 however, focused more on Carrie’s individual journey and struggles, as she is shown living in Germany, working as the head of security for Otto. She continues to have her differences with her former colleagues at the CIA as she battles with bipolar disorder on a regular basis.

According to Gold Derby, one of the greatest advantages that Claire Danes’ character will enjoy in the Emmys this time, where voting is concerned, is the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections. Foreign relations are all the rage in the media and that could cause the tide of votes to turn her way.

Claire Danes

“Homeland” is not the only show that Claire Danes has won Emmys for in the past. She is an extraordinary actress who won an Emmy as well as a Golden Globe for a TV Movie called “Temple Grandin” back in 2010.

She has three other Golden Globes to her name – Her first one was for her role in the TV series “My So Called Life” (1994) and two others for “Homeland”.

Her other notable works include movies such as “Little Women”, “Home For Holidays”, “Romeo + Juliet”, “To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday”, “The Hours” and “Shopgirl”.

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