Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Judith Light is entering the “Transparent” episode “Exciting and New” as her Emmy submission for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. This installment of the Amazon program streamed September 23 and was the 10th and final episode of the 3rd season. In this segment, Shelley Pfefferman (Light) finally performs her one-woman show to great acclaim. After a season (and a lifetime it seems) of apathy and contempt from her family, she declares, “I am not at home in this family. You ridicule me. You bond with each other behind my back. You roll your eyes at me.” The show and audience response allows her to feel freedom at last.
Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”) took home the 2016 trophy for this category at the Emmys. For this year’s competition, McKinnon and Light return and are facing “SNL” cast members Vanessa Bayer and Leslie Jones, returning nominee Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”), and rookie contender and co-star Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent”).
Light now has her second consecutive Emmy nomination for this role and one previous guest acting bid for “Ugly Betty” (2007). She has also been part of the Best TV Comedy Ensemble nomination for this show (2016) and “Ugly Betty” (2008). She is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner for her lead character on “One Life to Live” (1980, 1981).
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