Even in large ensembles, these supporting thesps found ways to hook Emmy voters.
Kaley Cuoco, Jessica Walter and Allison Williams are among top contenders.
Turnover in the category is a definite possibility, but so is the status quo.
A mother of a bipolar man, a mean-spirited widow and a fast-food manager duped by a prank caller are just a few of this year's contenders.
Nominees include Christina Hendricks, Joanne Froggatt, Christine Baranski, Anna Gunn, Maggie Smith and Archie Panjabi.
A round-up of the best scenes for each of the supporting actress nominees.
A look at supporting actress nominees Olivia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, Jessica Chastain, Janet McTeer and Berenice Bejo.
"All I do now is play queens and witches," Helen Bonham Carter admits.
Unless Dianne Wiest pulls off back-to-back victories, the supporting actress drama category will go to either one of the three Emmy newcomers or one of two often-nominated cast members from "Grey's…
The ladies of "Grey's Anatomy" dominate the supporting actress in a drama category, and it'd be far from a stretch to say at least two of those women -- Katherine Heigl and Sandra Oh -- rose to high…
Unable to narrow it down to the usual five slots, Emmy voters opened up the comedy supporting actress race to six nominees, with two women hailing from the same show: Holland Taylor and Conchata…