Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Megan Mullally is entering the “Will and Grace” episode “Rosario’s Quinceanera” as her Emmy submission for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. This installment aired November 2 and was the sixth episode of the ninth season for the NBC show.
In this segment, Karen Walker (Mullally) mourns the loss of her longtime maid Rosario (originally played by Shelley Morrison in previous seasons). She dies in the hospital following a collapse at Karen’s house. In her process of grief, she forces Jack (Sean Hayes) to sing and dance for her in the bar next to the funeral home. Along with some classic zingers throughout, the episode ends with Karen admitting that Rosario had been her best friend.
Mullally has already won for this role twice, on her first bid in 2000 and on her most recent in 2006. It’s her eighth career nomination as Best Comedy Supporting Actress. For the 2018 ceremony, she is in an overstacked category of eight women, with her other competitors being reigning two-time champ Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), previous three-time winner Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”), past nominees Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”) and Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”), plus first-time contenders Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”) and Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”).
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