Kerry Washington - Scandal

Nicole Beharie - Sleepy Hollow

Halle Berry - Extinct

Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder

Gabrielle Union - Being Mary Jane

Alfre Woodard - State Of Affairs

Thandie Newton - Rogue

Jennifer Beal - Proof

Sherri Saum - The Fosters

Lorraine Toussaint - Blue Bloods/ The Fosters/ Orange is the new black