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…