Amanda Seyfried Scores the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

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Tonight, the 74th annual Emmy Awards took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, Amanda Seyfried walked away with the statuette for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for The Dropout.

She was nominated against Margaret Qualley for Maid, Toni Collette for The Staircase, Lily James for Pam & Tommy, Julia Garner for Inventing Anna and Sarah Paulson for Impeachment: American Crime Story.

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The Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie category originally made its debut in 1955. Previous winners include Kate Winslet for Mare of Easttown, Regina King for Watchmen and Seven Seconds, Michelle Williams for Fosse/Verdon, Nicole Kidman for Big Little Lies, Sarah Paulson for The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Frances McDormand for Olive Kitteridge, Jessica Lange for American Horror Story: Coven and Laura Linney for The Big C: Hereafter.

Helen Mirren currently holds the record for most wins in this category, with four statuettes for Prime Suspect: Scent of Darkness, The Passion of Ayn Rand, Elizabeth I and Prime Suspect: The Final Act.

Attagirl, Seyfried!

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Greta Heggeness is a California-based editor at PureWow and has been writing about entertainment since 2015. She covers everything from awards shows to exclusive celebrity...