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Emmy contenders: The nominees speak their minds

Sue Sylvester 
With all the excitement over their Emmy nods, the nominees have a lot to think about these days. But more important than what they will wear or who they will thank at the Sept. 18 ceremony were far more pressing questions such as, “Is Jane Lynch going to tease me?” The Envelope had a chance to run this and other thoughts past some of the Emmy contenders; here's what they're thinking:

As Sue Sylvester on “Glee,” Jane Lynch can be downright mean. With her as host, are you nervous that she’ll poke jabs at you during her monologue? And what would she tease you about?

“Who could be the meaner person.”
— Margo Martindale, “Justified”

“She probably could talk about my [character’s] terrible wardrobe. Or the fact that I never smile.”
— Mireille Enos, “The Killing”

 “I love her, I think she’s going to be incredible. But we should all be a little worried.”
— Connie Britton, “Friday Night Lights”

“Bring it! It’s all in good fun.”
— Matt LeBlanc, “Episodes”

Betty white “Oh, she’s a great gal; she’s fun. I’m not afraid of her. I’m a big fan.”
— Betty White, “Hot in Cleveland”

"I’ve known her for a long time. She’s certainly a searing character. She’s always been very sweet to me in person, so I’m hoping she might give me a 'get out of jail' card [otherwise] I’ll just have to roll with the punches."
-- Johnny Galecki, "The Big Bang Theory"

“If she brings me up in her monologue, I’ve got reason to be nervous. But she’s very funny. I hope I can be recognized by her. That would be an honor.”
— Kyle Chandler, “Friday Night Lights”

“I’ve worked with Jane. She’s a great broad and hilarious. She can do anything she wants. She can sit on my lap. Or maybe I can sit on hers.”
— Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

“I’d be so happy to get a hard time from Jane Lynch. She could say anything and I’d laugh. I adore her!
I’m sooo excited. I’m such a huge fan!”
— Evan Rachel Wood, “Mildred Pierce”

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Emmys: Mireille Enos 'loved the reaction' to 'The Killing's' season finale

Mireille Enos

Mireille Enos was nominated for lead actress in a drama for her role as determined homicide detective Sarah Linden in AMC's first-year series, "The Killing." The series received early critical praise and a rabid fan following -- until the season finale not only failed to wrap up the murder investigation at its core, but threw in a whole new twist, putting some fans up in arms. 

How did you hear the news?

I'm in London, getting ready to shoot a new project ["World War Z," opposite Brad Pitt]. I'm with my husband and baby daughter, and I knew with the time difference that I should be available. So we stopped strolling and had some lunch and then I got the call.

Were you upset "The Killing" was snubbed for best drama?

Yes, I was sad that it wasn't recognized.

Is your and costar Michelle Forbes’ nominations at least validation for the backlash to the season's finale?

I loved the reaction. It's always better to have people talking than not talking. ... It's evidence of how attached people had gotten to the show. My hunch is that the people who are screaming loudest are the ones who are going to be the first to watch the next season.


Emmys: Best drama nominees

Emmys: Drama actor, actress nominees

Emmys: Drama supporting actor, actress nominees

-- Steven Zeitchik

Photo: Mireille Enos of "The Killing." Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times

Emmys: Michelle Forbes on her nomination and the 'Killing' backlash

Michelle Forbes

Michelle Forbes stars in the new AMC crime series "The Killing" as the grief-stricken Mitch Larsen, whose daughter's murder was the show's central investigation. Forbes received a supporting actress in a drama nomination for her work in the series' first season.

Where were you when you heard the news?

I decided to sleep during the nominations this morning. I thought, "If the phone rings, it’s probably for a good reason."

Are you disappointed that "The Killing" didn’t get nominated for best drama?

Actually, I really was doubtful that anything would happen to "The Killing" at any level because it’s the first season. And I was really happy "Game of Thrones" was nominated. Hopefully, the bias against anything that isn’t straight-up drama or comedy is being torn down. I was only a tiny part of "Battlestar Galactica," but the fact that Mary McDonnell didn’t receive anything because it was science fiction was sad.

Does receiving an Emmy nomination counteract a little all the carping about "The Killing's" season finale?

I was quite aware of the backlash, but I tried to stay out of the fray. Am I sounding like a politician?


Complete list of 2011 Emmy Awards nominees

Emmys: Drama supporting actor, actress nominees

Emmys: Drama actor, actress nominees

-- Steven Zeitchik

Photo: Michelle Forbes with Brent Sexton in a scene from "The Killing." Credit: AMC


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