Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. Judith Light is entering the “Transparent” episode titled “Flicky-Flicky Thump-Thump.” And her co-star Gaby Hoffmann has selected the episode called “Bulnerable.”
Every acting nominee must submit one sample episode to Emmy voters. Programs competing for Best Drama and Comedy Series submit six. Voters are asked to watch these online before checking off their ballots, but enforcement is not strictly policed. It’s an honor system.
Light has her first nomination in this category and her second career primetime bid; she won two Daytime Emmys in 1980 and 1981 for “One Life to Live.” She plays Shelly Pfefferman, the ex-wife of a man who recently transitioned into a woman in his older years. According to the Amazon listing for her episode: “Josh has a pool party for his new band, but he and his siblings are caught off-guard when Maura and Shelly arrive together; Ali reconnects with an old friend; Sarah finds her past catching up with her. “
Hoffmann is a two-time contender in this category and was also nominated last year for her guest role on “Girls.” She plays Ali Pfefferman, the youngest adult child in her family who is perpetually unemployed and immature. According to the Amazon listing for her episode: “Ali finds herself a little too close to Leslie when she seeks Leslie’s advice on her UCLA application; Josh confronts Shelly about the past; Sarah uses a hard-won date night to explore some of her sexual fantasies.”
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