Hello everyone mB here from A Blog Next Door (do come visit - animationphiles, lit theory junkies and pop culture crazies all wecome!) - I'm part of the coalition to keep TFE up and running while usual showrunner Nathaniel takes a breather. And, what better way to start off my Guest Blogging stint here than to spotlight the wonderful actresses that made the cut for the Emmys?
Even if you didn't catch Kristin Chenoweth and Neil Patrick Harris quipping during the nomination ceremony, just by browsing the nominations here you can see that it reads as an actressexual guide to TV.
First we have the I used to be a movie star but the tube gives me such good roles award (ie. Drama Series Lead Actress Award)
Sally Field (Brothers & Sisters)
Glenn Close (Damages)
Holly Hunter (Saving Grace)
Kyra Sedwick (The Closer)
and that SVU woman who I will hereafter call 'the woman who stole Mary McDonnell's rightful Emmy nom.'
Then we have the I mainly work in movies but I couldn't turn down such a good TV role award (ie. Guest Actress in a Drama Series)
Ellen Burstyn (Big Love)
Diahann Carroll (Grey's Anatomy)
and Anjelica Huston (Medium) who join TV stars
Sharon Gless (Nip/Tuck)
and SATC's Cynthia Nixon (Law and Order: SVU)
We can't really leave out the Movies will always come first... some just happen to be TV movies, so I do those once in a while award (ie. Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie)
Catherine Keener (An American Crime)
Susan Sarandon (Bernard and Doris)
Dame Judi Dench (Cranford)
Laura Linney (John Addams)
joining Cosby Show alum Phylicia Rashad (A Raisin in the Sun)
Other actresses who made the cut and deserve a mention: the talented Kristin Chenoweth was nommed for her spunky take on Olive Snook in Pushing Daisies (a show that, despite getting two of its thesps nommed and garnering 11 technical noms failed to make the Best Comedy Series lineup - ahh why does 2.5 Men keep getting noticed?!), the multi-hyphenated Tina Fey can add another nomination to her resume with her portrayal of Liz Lemon AND can celebrate her friend's Amy Poehler's groundbreaking SNL nom as a Supporting Actress, Ms Applegate and Ms Parker also made the cut for Comedy Lead and the lovely Ms Laura Dern also made it with her Recount performance as a Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.
Phew! Okay... there's plenty more. Who were you sad to see missing a nomination (*cough *Marcia Cross *cough*)? And who were you happy to see having their name called out? (*sneeze* Mad Men *sneeze*)