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Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus, “Veep” Tracee El­lis Ross, “black-ish” El­lie Kem­per, “Un­break­able Kimmy Sch­midt” Al­li­son Jan­ney, “Mom” Lily Tom­lin, “Grace and Frankie” Issa Rae, “In­se­cure” Prime con­tenders: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag”; Sarah Jes­sica Parker, “Di­vorce”; Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie”; Tracey Ull­man, “Tracey Ull­man’s Show”; Lena Dun­ham, “Girls” Anal­y­sis: Jan­ney, owner of seven Em­mys, has de­cided to move up a class, go­ing from sup­port­ing to lead for “Mom.” She did the same thing when she played C.J. Cregg on “The West Wing,” win­ning two Em­mys for lead af­ter al­ready hav­ing taken two for sup­port­ing. You know who else has seven Em­mys? Louis-Drey­fus. Parker has one for act­ing too, which could give her or an­other name brand, Fonda, an edge here over such new­com­ers as Waller-Bridge or Rae. But the lat­ter two women, cre­ators and stars of funny shows pul­sat­ing with life and ap­peal­ing to younger au­di­ences, both de­serve nom­i­na­tions. It’s not that big a stretch to think that they might re­ceive them.

Dar­ren Michaels CBS

AL­LI­SON JAN­NEY can hope for a nod as lead com­edy ac­tress for “Mom.”

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