Monday, February 22, 2016

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Ava and C.I.)

This is an Emmy award for comedy.  An award for a woman playing a supporting role, a comedic role.

So Kate Mulgrew, find your sorry ass another category.

You're not funny.

Your character isn't funny.

You can't compete in the drama category so you think you can sneak over to comedy and grab a spot.

Not when we're calling the shots.

Julie Bowen.

You've won two times already.

For playing the same role.

You've not unearthed any new layers to your one note character.

So you really should consider yourself done.

People need to earn these nominations.

Sofia Vergara (MODERN FAMILY)

Sofia's never won.  She's been nominated many times. Her character Gloria?  She has changed over the course of the series and Sofia has repeatedly altered her performance.


Leslie Jones is a constant laugh getter in SNL skits.  She's not given as much variety in the characters she's allowed to play but she makes every character convincing.

Zoe Lister-Jones (LIFE IN PIECES)

Any life in this sub-standard sitcom comes from Zoe Lister-Jones who flings lines in one direction and her body in another while hitting one zany comic high note after another.

Jenifer Lewis (BLACKISH)

As Dre's overly devoted mother and Bow's antagonist, Jenifer fills a number of roles in each plot while still managing to deliver one manic laugh after another.

Chelsea Peretti (BROOKLYN 99)

Gina clearly does not belong in a squad room but Chelsea's performance is so wonderful, you keep praying no one notices.

And the winner is . . .


Sofia Vergara (tie) and Jenifer Lewis


A tie would allow two worthy actresses to both win and end our endless deliberation over which of the two deserved it most.

With attention to the lack of African-Americans nominated for acting Academy Awards this year, we're doing a series noting the lack of diversity for the Emmys.  In terms of African-Americans, only Isabel Sanford (THE JEFFERSONS) has won a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy (and only won once) and only Jackee has won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy (and only won once).  In the meantime, hagged out no-talents like Cynthia Nixon have won Comedy Emmys despite the fact that all they can really offer is watered down drama portrayals.  Our previous effort was "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Ava and C.I.)."

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