Christina Hendricks – “Mad Men” AMC
Why she might win: Hendricks‘ Joan has long been the bedrock of what happens at the firm, which is now the fledgling Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Hendricks coolly provides an insightful look at what’s its like to be boys’ mother hen and fantasy sex kitten — all at once.
Maybe not: The last season began more than a year ago and feels like a distant memory. In the interim, many headlines regarding the skein have centered at the bargaining table as opposed to the performances.