Emmys 2019: Connie Britton, Natasha Lyonne and More Standout Female Performances on TV

Standout Performances

With Emmy season upon us, ET spoke with the women behind our favorite performances of the past year.

With the 2018-19 season behind us, it’s now time to recognize the best of the best. In the era of Peak TV, audiences had no shortage of programs (and stars) to choose from -- 732 shows are vying for recognition this year -- but these six women rose to the top, becoming some of the most talked about performers of the past year thanks to their work in front of the camera. For a fourth year in a row, ET spoke with the actresses behind TV’s most standout performances.

For your consideration, meet the potential 2019 Emmy nominees:  

Connie Britton, Dirty John
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Niecy Nash, When They See Us
Susan Kelechi Watson, This Is Us 

The nominations for the 2019 Primetime Emmys will be announced on July 16. The 71st annual ceremony will be held on September 22, 2019 and will air live on FOX.