Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Pamela Adlon is entering the “Better Things” episode “Eulogy” as her Emmy submission for Best Comedy Actress. This installment aired October 19 and was the sixth episode of the second season for the FX show.
In this segment, Sam (Adlon) teaches an acting class and then hits the neighborhood bar after frustrations at home. Feeling unappreciated by everybody, she asks for a pretend funeral. She wants her friends and family to eulogize her, saying what they really think. Enjoy our recent video chat with Adlon discussing this season and her career.
This nomination is her second straight in this category. Adlon has a prior win for her voice-over work on “King of the Hill” (2002) and four other bids for writing, acting and producing on “Louie.” For the 2018 ceremony, she is up against previous champions Allison Janney (“Mom”) and Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”), past nominees Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) and Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) and first-timer Issa Rae (“Insecure”).
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