68th Emmy Awards: Ellie Kemper Lead Actress In A Comedy Series For Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Facts You Need To Know
Ellie Kemper was nominated as Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” for the 68th Emmy Awards.Advertisement
The 36-year-old, who rose to fame for her role as Kimmy Schmidt in the Netflix series, is vying for the Best Comedy Actress title along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus for “Veep,” Laurie Metcalf for “Getting On,” Tracee Ellis Ross for “Black-ish,” Amy Schumer for her own show “Inside Amy Schumer,” and Lily Tomlin for “Grace and Frankie.”
The “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” episode “Kimmy Goes to a Hote!?” was chosen for the nomination.
The episode’s storyline started when Kimmy and Dong, played by Ki Hong Lee, went to Poconos and stayed in an abandoned hotel. On their first night, Kimmy is not keen on getting intimate with Dong as she always slaps him with a telephone when he inches his way on her.
On their second day, Kimmy realized that sex and romance do not go well together but decided to give it a try and bought a box of condoms. However, Dong was allergic to latext which resulted to Kimmy having to call an ambulance. This then led to Dong’s facing deportation and Kimmy suggested a hook-up while he was handcuffed. The lead star then returned and devastated because of the memory.
Ellie Kemper’s role Kimmy Schmidt is about a cheerful woman who is starting her life all over again in New York City after 15 years of being in a cult, Golderby said.
This year, Ellie Kemper has won the Gracie Allen Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy or Musical, along with a couple of nominations from Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Gold Derby Awards, according to IMDB.
She also won the MTV Movie Award as Best Gut-Wrenching Performance for the 2011 movie “Bridesmaids” which she shared with Wendi McLendon-Covey, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Rose Byrne.