The 68th Emmy Awards are only hours away and for actress Niecy Nash, this could be the time she takes home the coveted statuette. She has been nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category for her role as Didi Ortley in the HBO comedy series Getting On.
The series premiered on November 24, 2013 on HBO and has received positive reviews from critics. After concluding its third season last December, the show has yet to be renewed for a fourth season.
According to E Online, the little-watched show really hit all the right notes on its three-season long run. Niecy Nash and her performance as the ever-caring nurse Didi Ortley was considered the heart and soul of the show, undeniably worthy of a nomination in the 68th Emmy Awards.
Deserving as she is, this does not make her the uncontested winner, at least as far as the public are concerned. She faces stiff competition in her quest for TV gold, including 7-time winner Allison Janney.
Can Niecy Nash Win The 68th Emmy Awards?
In a poll by TV Line, Nash comes behind SNL’s Kate McKinnon, Mom’s Allison Janney, and Veep’s Anna Chlumsky. For two consecutive years, Janney has dominated the category and is well on her way to a three-peat.
Still Nash is not by any means out of the competition yet. An upset is still plausible although it now lies solely on the hands of the voters.
Getting On is certainly not in the same level as Game of Thrones, not by a long shot. But everybody loves an underdog and she certainly pulled off an Emmy worthy performance.
Do you believe Niecy Nash can do it? Or do you think Allison Janney hat-trick is on the horizon?Find out today when Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 68th Emmy Awards live from the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California.