Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Comedy Actress. Amy Schumer is entering the “Inside Amy Schumer” episode titled “Cool With It.” Lily Tomlin selects the “Grace and Frankie” episode called “The Vows.”
Schumer had a writing nomination last year for her variety sketch show and now adds four more this season. She is nominated in this lead category plus for directing, writing, and producing the program for Comedy Central. Her acting episode is the second show of the third season in which “Amy goes to a strip club, stars in a boy band’s music video, and fights crime as a plainclothes police detective.”
This year marks the 22nd career Emmy nomination for Tomlin with five writing victories and one for narration. On the first-year Netflix comedy, she plays Frankie Bergstein, a hippie art teacher whose husband announces he is in love with his best friend. She is submitting the season finale in which “Frankie is forced to help her husband Sol clean out their old house and winds up sleeping with him. Grace then comforts Frankie, who finally recognizes that the marriage is over.”
We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps.
Who do you think will win Best Comedy Actress? These two ladies compete against three-time reigning champ Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep“), previous winner Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie“), past supporting winner Lisa Kudrow (“The Comeback“), and returning nominee Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation“).
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