Claire Danes Wins for Lead Actress in a Drama

Another wow moment at the awards tonight, Kerry Washington did not win the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama and instead the trophy went to Claire Danes for a second year in a row for her role on Homeland. Another collective "huh" as Washington was, we all thought, the definite winner. The other nominees in the category were: 

Vera Farmiga, “Bates Motel”
Michelle Dockery, “Downton Abbey”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”
Elizabeth Moss, “Mad Men”
Connie Britton, “Nashville”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”

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Elena Sheppard

Elena is the Arts & Entertainment Editor at Mic. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Time Out New York, The New York Times Upfront, ABC News, and various travel publications. She is also a Princeton alum, a former Thailand resident, and a Brooklyn native.

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