Could 2016 be the year of the 68th Emmy Awards nominee for Lead Actress in a Drama Series Robin Wright?
Fans of the 50-year-old actress are hoping that this will be the year she will be able to win her first Emmy Awards after four consecutive nominations.
Although the field is now wide open among the nominees for best lead drama actress, many believe that the “House of Cards” star has a very good chance of bagging the award.
“How to Get Away With Murder’s” Viola Davis made history last year when she became the first African-American to prevail in the much-coveted category.
However, there are those who noted that “Murder” wasn’t able to sustain the momentum going into the 68th Emmys, a development which could give Robin Wright the upper hand, according to Variety.
Make no mistake, Davis is still among the critics’ favorites for her anti-heroine role as Annalise Keating who has gained popularly – and notoriety – for delivering razor sharp observations on society’s ills.
But it seems that this has been a break out year for Robin Wright, as she virtually took over “House of Cards” in its fourth season as first lady-turned-veep Claire Underwood.
The Golden Globe awardee has certainly earned the spotlight with her convincing portrayal Underwood who managed to secure the win of her husband, negotiated with extremists, and helped a mother die with dignity – all in one season.
Robin Wright’s – or Underwood’s – steely resolve has enabled her to make a distinct mark among the show’s viewers who really wouldn’t mind if she bagged this year’s Emmys.
Aside from Davis, the “Forrest Gump” star is also going against a range of gifted actresses who include Claire Danes (“Homeland”), Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and Keri Russell (“The Americans”).
The 68th annual Emmys will be aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 18, Pop Crush reported.
Jimmy Kimmel will once again handle the show’s hosting chores after four years, while nominees Aziz Ansari (Master of None), Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Taraji P. Henson (Empire) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) will serve as presenters.
But all eyes will be on Robin Wright, whose impressive performance in “House of Cards” season 4 could seal her the victory.