Emmy voters who don’t subscribe to CBS All Access no longer have an excuse not to watch “The Good Fight,” as the complete first season has been shipped to the TV academy membership (see pics above and below). The insanely addictive spinoff of CBS’s “The Good Wife” follows Christine Baranski‘s lawyer Diane Lockhart as she struggles to survive both personally and professionally after she loses all of her money in a Ponzi scheme. This new Emmy FYC mailer comes in addition to the CBS TV Studios package that shipped out earlier that included episodes of their various prestige programs.
All 10 episodes from “The Good Fight” Season 1 are spread across three DVDs. Click each of the following links to be taken to Gold Derby’s episode recaps: #101 “Inauguration,” #102 “First Week,” #103 “The Schtup List,” #104 “Henceforth Known as Property,” #105 “Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate,” #106 “Social Media and Its Discontents,” #107 “Not So Grand Jury,” #108 “Reddick v Boseman,” #109 “Self Condemned” and #110 “Chaos.”
For the first six of seven seasons of the CBS prestige drama series “The Good Wife,” Baranski earned Emmy nominations for the role that she now reprises on “The Good Fight.” Despite her near-historic number of nominations in the Drama Supporting Actress category (she trails only Tyne Daly, Nancy Marchand and Betty Thomas), Baranski never pulled off a victory despite four of her colleagues prevailing: Julianna Margulies, Archie Panjabi, Martha Plimpton and Carrie Preston. With Baranski now playing Diane on the critically acclaimed spinoff, Emmy voters may finally decide to make good on their massive IOU to her, only this time in the Best Drama Actress category.
In addition to Baranski, the Emmy FYC mailer also highlights Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie and Sarah Steele as Best Drama Supporting Actress and Delroy Lindo and Justin Bartha for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Co-creators Robert King, Michelle King and Phil Alden Robinson are eligible for Best Drama Writing, while Robert King and Brooke Kennedy are contenders for Best Drama Directing. “The Good Fight” is also hoping to be competitive in these below-the-line races: Best Costumes, Best Casting, Best Picture Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Main Title Design.
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