A select few actresses are honored each year simply by being nominated for an Emmy Award. Every year the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences get together to vote on who their favorite actors, actresses, directors, and also their favorite show. The Academies are made up of actors and actresses themselves, hair stylists and make-up artists, directors, producers, and video teams that decide the fate of the awards. So who made the cut this year?
Check it out! All of these ladies were nominated for their acting chops in a comedy series.
Best Actress in a Comedy Series
- Zooey Deschanel for New Girl
- Lena Dunham for Girls
- Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie
- Tina Fey for 30 Rock
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep
- Melissa McCarthy for Mike & Molly
- Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation
Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
- Mayim Bialik for The Big Bang Theory
- Kathryn Joosten for Desperate Housewives
- Julie Bowen for Modern Family
- Sofia Vergara for Modern Family
- Merritt Wever for Nurse Jackie
- Kristen Wiig for Saturday Night Live
Check out the whole list of nominees here!