“Gilmore Girls” stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel were notoriously snubbed by the Emmys for their breakout roles as Lorelai and Rory, but this year they could both end up being nominated … albeit for different shows. Graham is on the 2018 Emmy ballot for Best Comedy Guest Actress for “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” while Bledel is up for Best Drama Supporting Actress for “The Handmaid’s Tale” after winning last year as a guest star. Could “Gilmore Girls” fans finally get their wish and see their favorite mother-daughter duo both nominated for Emmy Awards?
On HBO’s long-running “Curb Your Enthusiasm” Graham portrays a foul-mouthed NBC censor named Bridget who’s a love interest for Larry David and the mother of a boy with has Asperger’s. Per Emmy rules guest stars must submit one episode on the nominations ballot for voters to consider and Graham’s choice is “The Shucker,” the ninth episode of Season 9. In this hilarious outing Larry tries to get Bridget to sign a non-disclosure agreement about their relationship after he overhears her telling embarrassing stories about her ex.
As the tortured handmaid Ofglen on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Bledel won an Emmy last year as Best Drama Guest Actress. Because of her increased screen time and impact in Season 2 of the streaming series, Bledel is now being campaigned up in the Best Drama Supporting Actress race. Can she earn another nomination in this more competitive category where she’ll face off against, among others, her co-stars Ann Dowd (who won last year) and Yvonne Strahovski?
Graham earned a Golden Globe nomination and two SAG Award bids for playing Lorelai on “Gilmore Girls,” while Bledel was never recognized by the TV industry for her work as Rory. The dramedy aired on the WB/CW from 2000-07, then was recently revived by Netflix as a 2016 limited series. Of course, “Gilmore Girls” was infamously shunned by Emmy voters except for one measly nomination and win for Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup back in 2004. If Graham and Bledel are both nominated this year, our fingers are crossed that Emmy producers will ask the TV duo to present a category together.
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