CATEGORIES Features, TV

The 2014 Emmy nominations will be revealed July 10 and in the days leading up to that big announcement we'll be sharing our dream picks for nods in the big categories. You can find our picks for the reality categories here, Variety Series here, Lead Actor/Actress in a Miniseries or Movie here, Outstanding Movie and Outstanding Miniseries here, Outstanding Guest Actor and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama here, Outstanding Guest Actor and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy here, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy here, Outstanding Supporting Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama here, and Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy here. Today's focus: Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama.

One more acting category to go, everyone. It's time to take a look at our favorites in the dramatic acting race.

We can't deny the inclusion of some familiar faces here, as a lot of these actors and actresses have been doing consistently great work over the years in their longer running shows. But with the introduction of new buzzy, critically acclaimed series (ahem, "True Detective") there a few newbies who can't be ignored.

Just who are we talking about? Here are our dream 2014 Emmy nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:



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