When the Emmy nominations were announced, we looked to see how many of our peers made the cut, not just how many women were nominated. Women in Hollywood gives a good summary of the latter, including the paucity of women writers nominated and better news for the directing awards: “While we can’t seem to get a female solo showrunner, we got a couple of women directing comedies who got nominations:  Pamela Fryman, How I Met Your Mother – “Subway Wars” (CBS); Gail Mancuso, Modern Family – “Slow Down Your Neighbors” (ABC) and Beth McCarthy-Miller, 30 Rock – “Live Show” (NBC).  One woman Patty Jenkins was nominated for directing a drama for the Pilot of The Killing.  We’ll say more later about those issues, but right now we wanted to fully honor the bodacious number of women nominees busy demonstrating that life after 40 isn’t over: it rocks. Last year, we honored our winners with a photo gallery; this year we thought we’d do it now, so on awards night you’ve got a list to cheer for, with links to the nominated shows and, when you see her name linked, look at  previous WVFC love. Who on this list do you love? What will you be watching for next month?


Outstanding Actress in a Drama

Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife Margo Martindale, Justified Michelle Forbes, The Killing

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy

  Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Photo: David Shankbone.

Tina Fey, 30 Rock   Laura Linney, The Big C  Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly   Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy

Jane Lynch, Glee

Betty White, Hot In Cleveland   Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy

  Kristin Chenoweth, Glee   Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope  Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Mini-series or Movie

  Elizabeth McGovern, Downton Abbey   Diane Lane, Cinema Verite

 Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story  Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-series or Movie

Melissa Leo, Mildred Pierce Mare Winningham, Mildred Pierce Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey Eileen Atkins, Upstairs Downstairs


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