Best of 2013: Who Would You Nominate in the Comedy/Drama "Best Actress" Categories?

As you may've already heard, we're preparing for Thanksgiving by peeling lots of potatoes and stocking up on elastic-waist pants deciding on the contenders for our end-of-the-year "Best of 2013" awards, and we want to know who YOU would like to see nominated in the major categories. And now it's time to battle over who deserves a nod for "Best Actress."

We've combined the comedy and drama categories into a single post, so make sure your voiceclicks are heard in BOTH of the polls below. We'll take the top vote-getter from each one and add a few picks of our own to create the final ballot, which will be out in early December. Here are the basic rules: 

1. The only are that the actress appeared on a program that aired in the U.S. in 2013, that she acted well, and that she is a she.

2. This poll will remain open until Tuesday, November 26 at noon Pacific time. 

3. Note that you can write in any potential nominees you don't see listed, at least until we get tired of cleaning up ineligible entries and close the write-in option. You've been warned!!!

4. We'll guarantee a spot on the ballot for the winning actresses. 

5. Don't forget to check back in early December to find out who made the cut and vote for your favorite!





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The top 3 actresses leading the race of the Drama section is such a joke, hahaha. Obviously there are quite a few fans voting multiple times. I mean, Julianna Margulies, Vera Farmiga, TATIANA MASLANY, Katey Sagal deserve those numbers....
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So overrated. If I have to hear her self-pitying mumbling voice that I can barely understand one more time...
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Amy Pheoler, always Amy Pheoler.
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Tatiana Maslany, Anna Gunn and Vera Farmiga were all spectacular.
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Melissa McCarthy is brilliant in Mike and Molly. every time i remember that show i get a huge smile on my face. im surprised she had such few votes.
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I think that people are voting more for their favorite series rather than sheer talents of actresses.Honestly, can any other actress beat Tatiana Maslany seven times over? So I thank the 356 and 132 who voted for her in Drama and Comedy respectively so far and please people get your friends and family to get behind her as she really deserves this one.
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Some fan of Sons Of Anarchy really wants to win BEST actor and BEST actress ! Ha !
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Comedic Actress is a tough one. I'll just play favorites and say Eliza Coupe. Maybe Krysten Ritter if Don't Trust the B in Apt 23 aired more than 4 episodes this year. Julia Louis-Dreyfus second... Melissa Rauch third...
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Drama Actress is a lot easier. Tatiana Maslany!
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I am disappointed in the voters. Seriously, Nina Dobrev over Michelle Fairley? Have we forgotten the red wedding so soon? No vampire show has anything on that!
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One question: Why Nina Dobrev y nominated for comedy? Tatiana Maslany is acceptable for her stint in Parks and Recreation but why? Nothing against her, I like her. A lot<3!
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Amy Poehler FTW!

Alison Brie wins cutest comedy actress by default, so I understand there is no vote for that category.
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Laura Linney is amazing and should win everything??
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Comedy: Mayim Bialik from TBBT Drama: Taraji Henson from POI
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Merritt Wever!
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Shockingly, in comedy I'm going to give it to Casey Wilson, who really stepped up on Happy Endings and kept improving, and that's saying a lot on a show where everybody was really good.

Drama is Julianna Margulies, the character keeps growing and she keeps up with every step. And honestly, looking over the ohter choices so far, it's not even close for my vote, she's another level above.
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Amy Poehler is always overlooked, it's time she win. And Tatiana Maslany.. enough said.
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Don't be ridiculous. There is only Tatiana Maslany.
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Will there be a Supporting Actress category or can I just submit any actress I want? Cause I'm wondering why isn't Michelle Fairley in the poll.
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Any actress you like! We started the polls with a few "seed" names, so ago ahead and submit Ms. Stark/that mean lady from Suits!
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I added Tatiana Maslany for best Drama actress. I am beyond surprised that you forget to have her name up in the original poll.
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