Next week the 2010 Primetime Emmy nominees will be announced, and deciding on winners for the statuettes in the Lead and Supporting Actress in a Comedy categories will be a tough decision this year. Seems like there are more truly funny women on TV right now than ever before. And they are not playing second fiddle to the guys.
Recently six frontrunners sat at an Emmy roundtable to share their thoughts on funny women, being confident, and watching themselves on TV.
Joining the conversation were Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Jane Lynch (Glee), Courteney Cox (Cougar Town), Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives), Wanda Sykes (The New Adventures of Old Christine), and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family).
Heaton, who was nominated seven times for Everybody Loves Raymond and won twice, may get a nod again this year for The Middle. During the roundtable she said, "Comedy is all about pain and suffering — but it’s the take on it, finding something in it that connects with everybody."
In this interview with the Archive of American Television, Patricia talks about her back-to-back Emmy wins and making other people's pain and suffering funny.
For other celebrity interviews check out:
Jane Lynch Finally Gets Her Dues
Sofia Vergara: We Ain't Sayin' She's a "Coal Digger"
Betty White and Rue McClanahan Trading Places
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