During our red carpet interview with “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino at the 2018 Producers Guild Awards (watch the exclusive video above), she discusses what it’s like winning awards for her Amazon comedy after all those years of “Gilmore Girls” snubs. “It was very surreal [and] weird,” she says about her show winning Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Actress for Rachel Brosnahan at the 2018 Golden Globes. “We’ve never done awards. ‘Gilmore’ never got nominated for anything so we were always like, ‘Awards?’ That’s what happens when you don’t get nominated for awards. You’re like, ‘Meh, I’m gonna have pizza.'”
“When Rachel won, I was so happy because I’m killing her and she’s taking it — she’s a tough little kid,” Sherman-Palladino remarks about her leading lady. “I’m so thrilled when she won that I forgot for a minute [about my award]. I was sort of like, ‘Now I can drink!’ I wasn’t drinking because there’s nothing worse than drinking, heels and a slick stage. And I’m not Jennifer Lawrence, I can’t pull it off gracefully.” She later confesses to us, “Once I found out Barbra Streisand was in the front row, I almost had a heart attack.”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” went on to win Best Comedy Series at the 2018 PGA Awards, beating out such fierce rivals as “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Master of None,” “Silicon Valley” and “Veep.” While “Gilmore Girls” was never nominated at the Producers Guild Awards, it did win a single Emmy in 2004 for Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup.
“It’s always lovely when you work that hard in a vacuum and everybody acknowledges what you’ve done. We have such an amazing group of people that I love when [awards] acknowledge their work,” Sherman-Palladino adds about her recent victories, which also includes Best Comedy Series and Actress at the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards.