Kaley Cuoco, Jessica Walter and Allison Williams are among top contenders.
"Modern Family" remains the force for others to reckon with.
Turnover in the category is a definite possibility, but so is the status quo.
Unlike some other categories with almost impenetrable stability, turnover abounds in this one.
With seven returning nominees eligible, someone's almost certainly going to be disappointed.
CBS earned 46 nominations and PBS 45 for the 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, to be presented Oct. 1.
Baldwin, Cheadle, Cryer, Parsons and Louis C.K. seek return trips to the finals.
In the fourth post of our final countdown to the 2013 Emmy nominations, we look at the increasingly unpredictable lead drama actress competition.
Damian Lewis and friends face competition from Spacey, Daniels and more.
Speculating on the nominations race in the Emmy comedy series category.
In the first of a series speculating on the outcome in key categories, here's a look at drama series.