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Jodie Comer Crowned Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the Emmy Awards
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No TV show would be complete without a badass female lead.

At tonight’s 2019 Emmy Awards, television’s biggest stars gathered at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the 71st annual ceremony. During the awards show, Jodie Comer took home the statuette for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role of Villanelle in Killing Eve.

She was nominated alongside a slew of worthy contenders, including Emilia Clarke for Game of Thrones, Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, Laura Linney for Ozark, Mandy Moore for This Is Us, Sandra Oh for Killing Eve and Robin Wright for House of Cards

The Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category has been around since 1954. Previous winners include Claire Foy for The Crown, Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale, Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black, Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, Julianna Margulies for The Good Wife, Claire Danes for Homeland, Kyra Sedgwick for The Closer, Glenn Close for Damages and Sally Field for Brothers & Sisters.

Well done, Comer. Well done.

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