Primetime Emmy Award
This is a list of winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – a Drama Series. Beginning with the 18th Emmys leading actresses in drama have competed alone. However, these dramatic performances included actresses from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below.
# – Indicates a performance in a Miniseries or Telefilm, prior to the category's creation.
§ – Indicates a performance as a guest performer, prior to the category's creation.
Date Established : 1959
Check all the winners of Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series presented under Primetime Emmy Award since 2014 .