Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. Gaby Hoffmann is entering the "Transparent" episode titled "Rollin'." Kate McKinnon selects the "Saturday Night Live" episode hosted by Taraji P. Henson.
Hoffmann has her first career Emmy nomination this year and is also contending as Best Comedy Guest Actress for "Girls." On the Amazon show, she plays Ali Pfefferman, the perpetually unemployed youngest daughter of a California family. She is submitting the third episode of the debut season in which, "Maura moves out of the family house and into a lively new apartment complex, just as Sarah needs a new home after dismantling her perfect life. Josh has to reconsider his sudden vision of starting a family, while Ali finds some new boundaries to cross."
McKinnon was nominated last year in this category for her sketch work on the long-running NBC variety series and for an original song. For her second straight nod, she enters an episode where she portrays Hillary Clinton, Jane Lynch, a QVC host, and commentator Cecilia Gimenez.
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 Supporting Actress? These two ladies compete in a very large field of eight contenders. It includes reigning champ Allison Janney ("Mom"), two-time winner Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), previous nominees Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory"), Anna Chlumsky ("Veep"), and Jane Krakowski ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), and first-timer Niecy Nash ("Getting On").
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