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)
“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and a little child shall lead them.”
—Bible: Hebrew, Isaiah 11:6.
“This movie deals with the epidemic of the way we live now.
What an inane cardplayer. And the age may support it.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“The award of a pure gold medal for poetry would flatter the recipient unduly: no poem ever attains such carat purity.”
—Robert Graves (18951985)
“For generations, a wide range of shooting in Northern Ireland has provided all sections of the population with a pastime which ... has occupied a great deal of leisure time. Unlike many other countries, the outstanding characteristic of the sport has been that it was not confined to any one class.”
—Northern Irish Tourist Board. quoted in New Statesman (London, Aug. 29, 1969)