Laurie Metcalf may not take home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for “Lady Bird,” but she could still grab some hardware later this year. With the “Roseanne” revival set to premiere next month, she’ll be in the running to pick up her fourth Emmy as Jackie Harris.
Metcalf was an Emmy favorite during the ABC comedy’s original run, three-peating in Best Comedy Supporting Actress from 1992 through ’94. A fourth victory for Metcalf would tie the category record with Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”) and Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”). Coincidentally, Perlman and Roberts each won three consecutive trophies before garnering a fourth later on.
The best news for Metcalf? She won’t have to face Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), who’s ahead of her in our Oscar odds. A seven-time Emmy champ, Janney won two trophies in supporting for “Mom” before moving up to lead last year. They could both ride Oscar momentum to the Emmys and now fans of both won’t have to choose between them.
Though Metcalf hasn’t won TV’s highest honor since 1994, she has accrued seven nominations since then. Two years ago, she received three nominations for her lead performance on “Getting On,” and her guest appearances on “The Big Bang Theory” and “Horace and Pete.”
If Metcalf does win another Emmy, we hope she polishes it in front of Roseanne’s face again.
The “Roseanne” revival premieres Tuesday, March 27 at 8/7c with a one-hour episode on ABC.