ⓘ Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

                                     

ⓘ Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie is an award presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role on a television limited series or television movie for the primetime network season.

The award was first presented at the 7th Primetime Emmy Awards on March 7, 1955, to Judith Anderson for her performance as Lady Macbeth on the Hallmark Hall of Fame episode "Macbeth". It has undergone several name changes, with the category split into two categories at the 25th Primetime Emmy Awards: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Special Program – Drama or Comedy; and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series. By the 31st Primetime Emmy Awards, the categories were merged into one, and has since undergone several name changes, leading to its current title.

Since its inception, the award has been given to 54 actresses. Michelle Williams is the current recipient of the award, for her portrayal of Gwen Verdon on Fosse/Verdon. Helen Mirren has won the most awards in this category, with four, and has received the most nominations for the award on ten occasions.

                                     
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  • television series to receive a major Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Eigil Bryld won for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single - Camera Series meanwhile
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  • The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2016 until May 31, 2017, as chosen by the Academy
  • Arquette, who had died in 2016. Michelle Williams, after winning the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for Fosse Verdon, made
  • acclaim for her performance in the miniseries Sybil, for which she received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  • the Outstanding Drama Series award while Viola Davis became the first African - American woman in Emmy history to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama
  • including Outstanding Drama Series and surpassed Frasier 37 as the fictional television program with the most Primetime Emmy Awards with 38 wins in six seasons
  • nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie and John Glover was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding