Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin reunited Saturday at Netflix’s Emmy FYSEE space in Beverly Hills, to celebrate “Grace and Frankie” Season 3 alongside executive producer Marta Kauffman. It was Netflix’s fifth such Emmy reception last week following Sunday’s massive kickoff party, Monday’s event with Kevin Spacey to promote “House of Cards,” Tuesday’s panel for “One Day at a Time,” and Thursday’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” showcase.
Following a fun reception for fans and TV academy members, the trio of industry vets engaged in a fun panel discussion. Fonda plays the straight-edge Grace Hanson on the Netflix comedy, a retired cosmetics mogul, while Tomlin takes on the role as Frances “Frankie” Bergstein, a hippie art teacher. For these roles, Fonda has earned a SAG nomination while Tomlin has scored back-to-back Emmy bids and noms at both SAG and the Golden Globes.
Besides Tomlin’s two Best Comedy Actress Emmy nominations in 2015 and 2016, the laffer also broke though last year with a citation for Best Contemporary Costumes. While Kaufmann has yet to be honored for “Grace and Frankie,” she already has an Emmy on her mantle for when “Friends” won Best Comedy Series in 2002.
Throughout their careers, both Fonda and Tomlin has amassed much hardware from awards shows. Fonda is a two-time Oscar winner for “Klute” (1971) and “Coming Home” (1978), and she’s also an Emmy champ for Best Movie/Mini Actress for “The Dollmaker” (1984). Tomlin was nominated for an Oscar for “Nashville” (1975), prevailed at the Grammys in Best Comedy Recording for “This is a Recording” (1972), and is a six-time Emmy winner for her various comedy specials and most recently for narrating “An Apology to Elephants” (2013).
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.
Be sure to make your Emmy predictions. Weigh in now with your picks so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our Emmy odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on July 13. And join in the fierce debate over the 2017 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.