The 68th Emmy Awards is shaping up to be a battle between the “old” and “new.”
Although this has been a trend in many award-giving bodies, the showdown in this year’s Emmy’s seems to be more pronounced, particularly among the more established names in American television and those who have delivered breakout performances.
“Those races that will be interesting, because it could be a changing of the guard,” noted KenTucker, Yahoo! TV’s critic-at-large, who gave his impressions on upcoming 68th Emmy Awards.
“In general with the Oscars and Emmys, it’s both in the back of minds and in the front of minds of people on the nominating committees that they want to get more diversity,” Tucker added.
He cited the current cult favorite “Game of Thrones,” which leads this year’s Emmy’s with 23 nominations, and “Mr. Robot,” which is having a “pop culture moment,” according to ABC.
In the Outstanding Supporting Actress In a Comedy Series category, there is a big chance that Judith Light could bring home the bacon for her impressive performance in “Transparent.”
She is facing off against Allison Janney “Mom” and Niecy Nash of the HBO series “Getting On.”
According to Broadway World, the 67-year-old actress portrays the role of Shelly Pfefferman in Amazon’s award-winning drama series.
She is the ex-wife of Maura who has been aware of Maura’s (Jeffrey Tambor) desire to express her inner femininity for years.
In 2007, Judith Light, who is a frontrunner in the 68th Emmy Awards, was also nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for her role as Claire Meade in ABC’s “Ugly Betty.”
In 2012, the talented stage actress won her first of two consecutive Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her compelling performance in “Other Desert Cities.”
A year after, she won a second Tony Award for her performance in “The Assembled Parties,” directed by Lynne Meadow.
Could Judith Light be among the 68th Emmy Awards’ nominees who will bring home the bacon?