Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Comedy Actress. Lisa Kudrow is entering “The Comeback” episode titled “Valerie Is Taken Seriously.” Julia Louis-Dreyfus selects the “Veep” episode called “Election Night.”
Kudrow is nominated again in this category after a previous bid in 2006. This is her 10th career Emmy nomination with a prior victory in 1998 for “Friends.” The long-delayed second season on HBO has her in the role of veteran sitcom actress Valerie Cherish. For this fifth episode, “Valerie’s set up for an exclusive interview by the network’s publicity department. Later, Valerie visits Paulie G.’s old writing partner when she’s concerned about her current boss.”
Louis-Dreyfus has been the champ for this category the past three straight years. She has also had Emmy victories as a supporting actress for “Seinfeld” and as a lead on “The New Adventures of Old Christine” among her 20 total nominations. In other seasons of the HBO comedy, she has been the U.S. Vice-President, but this fourth season moved Selina Meyer into the White House as the U.S. President. She is submitting the season finale, in which “Selina and her staff find their nerves growing frayed as each state result is called on the night of the election.”
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 previous champ Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie“), six-time winner in other categories Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie“), returning nominee Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation“), and first-timer in this category Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer“).
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