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).
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).
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).
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).
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).
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).