This is a list of winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.
Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, guest performances in regular television series were included in the category. Separate categories for guest performances were eventually created in the mid-1980s.
In select years, performances in lead and supporting roles were combined into a single category.
Famous quotes containing the words actress, lead, movie, award and/or outstanding:
“An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true, and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt for any art or thought that betrays them for something false.”
—Nance ONeil (18741965)
“Chant lessons and your family will prosper; drunken ditties will lead you to ruin.”
“All television ever did was shrink the demand for ordinary movies. The demand for extraordinary movies increased. If any one thing is wrong with the movie industry today, it is the unrelenting effort to astonish.”
—Clive James (b. 1939)
“The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.”
—Robert Graves (18951985)
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—Ronald Reagan (b. 1911)