Thursday night at the Netflix Emmy FYSEE space in Beverly Hills, Lauren Graham and Mae Whitman reunited to celebrate “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” a continuation of CW’s “Gilmore Girls” dramedy that ran from 2000 to 2007. It’s Netflix’s fourth such Emmy reception this week following Sunday’s massive kickoff party, Monday’s event with Kevin Spacey to promote “House of Cards,” and Tuesday’s panel for “One Day at a Time.”
Following a special screening of the episode “Winter” from “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” lead actress Graham (who plays Lorelai Gilmore) and guest star Whitman (who cameos as Marcy) engaged in a fun panel discussion for TV academy members. The two actresses discussed everything from the limited series’ well-received revival on Netflix, to how each cast member has grown over the past two decades, and Graham’s favorite scenes.
The original “Gilmore Girls” went one-for-one at the Emmy Awards for CW, prevailing on its sole nomination: Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup for the 2003 episode “The Festival of Living Art.” Stars Hollow fanatics everywhere now have their fingers crossed that the cache of Netflix, which has become an Emmy powerhouse over the past few years, will help bring the revival its fair share of nominations.
Both Graham and her TV daughter Alexis Bledel are contending for Best Movie/Mini Actress for “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” while co-star Kelly Bishop will be on the 2017 Emmy ballot in the category of Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress. The program also has a great shot of competing for the top Emmy prize of Best Limited Series.
Netflix’s colossal FYSEE experience will highlight many of their major Emmy contenders throughout the month. Dozens of props, costumes and more are showcased throughout the 24,000-square-foot space, including a life-size “House of Cards,” a “Stranger Things” room with prop bicycles, an “Orange is the New Black” wall with real oranges, an “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” rotating wardrobe, and “The Crown’s” titular crown, costumes and dishware.
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