Gold Derby Viewing Panel Week #1: Comedy Lead Actress

Attention all Derbyites: Please watch all episodes submitted to Emmy judges by the nominees for Best Comedy Actress and join our discussion so we can — together — ponder who’s going to win.

That category will be the first in our new weekly series Gold Derby’s Viewing Panels, which aim to copy (somewhat) the method used to judge the race.

Every week until Emmy day September 22, we’ll come together as a community and collectively watch each of the Emmy nominees’ episode submissions, category by category.

Then at the end of the week, our editors will conduct a live webcam chat (or “slugfest”) that includes your participation in our chatroom on Gold Derby’s home page. Crucial to fully appreciate the discussion is knowledge of the episodes submitted by nominees to the judges as examples of the best work from the past TV season.

Below are the titles submitted in the race for Best Comedy Actress. See what’s entered in other categories, Click Here.

Laura Dern (“Enlightened“) — “All I Ever Wanted”
Lena Dunham (“Girls“) — “Bad Friend”
Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie“) — “Luck of the Drawing”
Tina Fey (“30 Rock“) — “Hogcock!/Last Lunch”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep“) — “Running”
Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation“) — “Emergency Response/Leslie and Ben”

We are not able to stream the submissions here for copyright reasons, but you can track down most of the episodes at iTunes, Amazon or Hulu. Additionally, the episodes for Dern, Dunham and Louis-Dreyfus can be viewed on HBO GO, the episode for Falco at Showtime, and the episodes for Fey and Poehler at NBC.

Have fun viewing! Then join us at the end of next week for our live community slugfest. And as always, join the Emmy discussion in our forum.

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