68th Emmy Awards: Lily Tomlin Lead Actress in A Comedy Series For ‘Grace And Frankie’ – Facts You Need To Know

68th Emmy Awards: Lily Tomlin Lead Actress in A Comedy Series For ‘Grace And Frankie’ – Facts You Need To Know
Comedienne Lily Tomlin smiles after receiving her Kennedy Center Honors medallion at a dinner hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on December 6, 2014. U.S. Department of State / Wikimedia Commons Public Domain
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Lily Tomlin has been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Netflix’s Grace and Frankie.


Tomlin, who has 23 Emmy nominations to her name, has earned her second nomination as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy series. She stars as the free-spirited Frankie in the popular and acclaimed Grance and Frankie.

The actress recently spoke with Variety about EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony). “I think it should be a PEGOT because I have two Peabodys and I’d be that much closer. The Oscar is elusive,” she said. “Those of us who are older, we’re so grateful to have a job. We love our company. We have fun.”

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Tomlin is popularly known for her roles in movies including I Heart Huckabees (2004), Nine to Five (1980) and Nashville (1975). In addition to Grace and Frankie, she has also acted in shows like Desperate Housewives, 12 Miles of Bad Road, and The West Wing.

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She previously bagged the Emmy award, as noted on iMDb, as an Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for playing Narrator in An Apology to Elephants (2013), Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program for Lily: Sold Out (1981) and Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Special for The Paul Simon Special (1977).

Her Golden Globe nominations include Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for Grace and Frankie (2015), Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for All of Me (1984) and Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for The Late Show (1977).

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The veteran actress has also been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for Nashville.

Speaking about her 23 nominations, she said she was “surprised.”

“It’s really been like 50 years, so I’ve been on the scene. I feel kind of like the television Meryl Streep,” she said. “She’s got like 20 nominations, but hers are all Oscars.”

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