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68th Emmy Awards: Laurie Metcalf Lead Actress In A Comedy Series For ‘Getting On’ – Facts You Need To Know

68th Emmy Awards: Laurie Metcalf Lead Actress In A Comedy Series For ‘Getting On’ – Facts You Need To Know
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68th Emmy Awards: Laurie Metcalf Lead Actress In A Comedy Series For ‘Getting On’ – Facts You Need To Know

Laurie Metcalf has been nominated as Lead Actress in a comedy series for her role in “Getting On” for the 68th Emmy Awards.

The 61-year-old actress is gunning for the title along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus of “Veep,” Ellie Kemper of “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tracee Ellis Ross, of “black-ish,” Amy Schumer of “Inside Amy Schumer,” and Lily Tomlin of “Grace and Frankie.”

In “Getting On,” Lauri Metcalf plays as Dr. Jenna James, head of a geriatric hospital ward, along with Niecy Nash.

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For her role, Laurie Metcalf received praises from critics who dubbed her as a comedic Olympian.

“Metcalf is a comedic Olympian, milking Jenna’s obliviousness and desperation for all they’re worth,” Brandon Nowalk of A.V. Club said.

Meanwhile, Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times noted, “she may be called upon for slapstick comedy, deadpan humor and actual pathos, according to a report from Goldderby.

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Aside from being nominated as Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Laurie Metcalf has also bagged nominations from the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “The Big Bang Theory” for paying Sheldon’s mom, Romper said.

She also clinched a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series when she appeared in one episode for “Horace and Pete” where she played as Sarah.

Laurie Metcalf has already won three Emmy Awards in her career span. In 1994, she won the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for “Roseanne” and another two in 1993 and 1992.

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She also won the Gold Derby TV Award for Comedy Guest Actress in 2007 for “Desperate Housewives.”

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