10 Comedic Actresses Who Deserve An Emmy Nomination In 2015
Female comedians definitely don’t get the same due as their male counterparts, which is unfair given that many of these women are actually funnier. Yet with the Emmys, this is their chance to shine and the ladies who are the most talked about for a nomination have done just that over the past year. Whether it’s the reigning champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus or a newcomer like Gina Rodriguez, this could be one of the most talented group of nominees the Emmys have put up in some time. Here’s a look at a few who you should be watching regardless of who ultimately takes the top prize.
Disclaimer: Many of these entries include mild spoilers so, if you are not caught up, you may want be careful navigating certain entries.
Bonus: Lisa Kudrow –The Comeback
The former Friends star and Emmy winner didn’t wait long to pick a follow-up project to the long running NBC series as the next year she signed with HBO for The Comeback. Though it only lasted a season, it was a critical hit and became a cult favorite netting Kudrow another Emmy nomination. Last year, HBO gave it a second life in a limited run event format and now she could repeat that award show success.
The female comedy race is usually tight as it’s arguably a stronger field than on the men’s side with names like Melissa McCarthy, Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus normally dominating the proceedings. It’s not totally out of the realm that Kudrow could re-claim a nomination, but it will be a little tougher. Regardless her Comeback shows she’s still got it!
10. Lena Dunham – Girls
The Girls star is multi-talented and able to succeed on both sides of the camera, but it’s been interesting watching her show lose steam during award season the last few cycles. While Dunham herself is outspoken, her work speaks for itself and it brought a breath of fresh air to HBO and the Emmy race when it first debuted in April of 2012.
This year, the odds looked just as stacked against the series, but voters will likely make up for the snub by keeping Dunham in the mix for writing and acting. She may be a polarizing figure, but she’s definitely got allies and she definitely keeps things interesting…which given the predictability of the Emmys themselves is a good thing.