Gina Wilhelm Actress – Laura Linney’s Chances for an Emmy Next Year
The Los Angeles Times’ Awards Insider column is already handicapping Laura Linney’s chances of winning an Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series next year.
Tom O’Neil, the writer of the column, has already decided that Tina Fey will win again this year for “30 Rock,” and so has moved on to next year’s contest.
Linney is set to star in “The C Word” on Showtime, her series debut. In the hour-long comedy, Linney plays a suburban housewife facing cancer.
Showtime president Robert Greenblatt voiced his confidence in Linney, saying, “She will no doubt make this character both heartbreaking and disarmingly funny.”
He added that he was thrilled she had chosen this show for her series debut.
Laura Linney has already won an Emmy every time she’s been nominated. Her most recent win was for lead actress in a movie or miniseries for her portrayal of Abigail Adams in “John Adams.”
She also won in the same category in 2002 for “Wild Iris.” She also won for guest actress in a comedy series for her work in “Frasier” in 2004.
Linney has also received three Oscar nominations, two for lead actress in “You Can Count on Me” and “The Savages” and one for supporting actress in “Kinsey.”