Ladies’ Night

Emmy nominated actresses

Saying the Emmys are overflowing with talent this year is an understatement. The acting field boasts no less than 13 Academy Award nominees (and 6 winners) among their ranks – and that’s just the women. In anticipation of Sunday’s ceremony, we’ve pulled together a selection of great films available on Fandor featuring memorable performances from a few of this year’s nominated actresses.

1) Kristen Wiig – Nominee: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Saturday Night Live.

Kristen is hilarious as usual playing doughnut shop franchisee Jane Whittman in the indie comedy Meet Bill (2007).

Kristen Wiig in Meet Bill

2) Charlotte Rampling – Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries of a Movie for Restless.

Charlotte takes on the role of spoiled aristocrat Madame Ranevskaya in an adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard (1999).

Charlotte Rampling in The Cherry Orchard

3) Jane Fonda – Nominee: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Newsroom.

Jane plays cancer sufferer Jeanne, her first French-speaking role in 40 years, in the dramedy All Together (2011).

Jane Fonda in All Together

4) Melissa Leo – Nominee: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Louie.

Ever the versatile chameleon, Melissa convincingly portrays a reclusive ex-con in the indie drama Francine (2012).

Melissa Leo in Francine

5) Alfre Woodard – Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Steel Magnolias.

In an early performance, Alfre shines as a spurned temptress in an adaptation of James Baldwin’s novel Go Tell It on the Mountain (1985).

Alfre Woodard in Go Tell It on the Mountain

6) Elisabeth Moss – Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Mad Men and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries of Movie for Top of the Lake.

Elisabeth plays against type with a role as a sultry bad girl in the indie road trip drama El Camino (2008).

Elisabeth Moss in El Camino

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