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Will the Tonys go bananas for Edie Falco? [Video]

May 10, 2011 |  3:30 pm

Four-time Emmy champ Edie Falco is now nominated for a Tony Award for a role that brought that same Broadway prize to Swoosie Kurtz in 1986: Bananas in "The House of Blue Leaves." Bananas is the heart and soul of that classic, wacky play by John Guare -– she's the spurned, heavily sedated wife of a scheming wannabe songwriter who openly parades his mistress around.

Falco won three Emmys as the no-nonsense wife of a scheming Mafioso in "The Sopranos" (1999, 2001, 2003) and one more as the heavily sedated medical aide and wife in "Nurse Jackie" (2010). She's back in the Emmy derby again, facing tough competition from Laura Linney ("The Big C"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock") and Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation").

-- Tom O'Neil