Emmy '13 Spotlight: Lead Actress in a Comedy

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The 2013 Emmys are closing in, and ET is breaking down your list of contenders! This week, we turn our attention to the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy category.

Lena Dunham burst onto the television scene last year with the premiere season of her creation Girls, in which she also stars.

The 27-year-old actress, producer, director, and writer was showered with nominations for the comedy series, including a nod for Outstanding Lead Actress for her portrayal of New Yorker "Hannah Horvath."

While she didn't win an Emmy from her first batch of nominations, Dunham went on to win two Golden Globes, including Best Actress, a few months later.