Funny ladies RULE! I would know–I’m one of them after all.
Hahahahaha I’m so vain. If you wrote a song I’d probably think it was about me.
But I digress. Let’s talk about the funny ladiez nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
- Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath, Girls
- Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn, Mike & Molly
- Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton, Nurse Jackie
- Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman, Orange is the New Black
- Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, Veep
Half of the women nominated have already received Emmys for said performances–McCarthy in 2011, Falco in 2010, and Louis-Dreyfus in 2012 and 2013. Dunham was nominated in 2012 and 2013. Poehler has been nominated a zillion times and never won.
Only Taylor Schilling is a first time nominee for her bad ass performance in Orange is the New Black.
Clearly I should use a thesaurus to find a new word for nominate but eh, I’m lazy.
This is tough, but I’ve gotta go with my gut. Even though she’s won a billion or so Emmys, Julia Louis-Dreyfus keeps getting better. Her performance as Vice President Selina Meyer is nuanced, subtle and hilarious.
Who I Want to Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Who Will Win: Julia Louis-Dreyfus