It's always thrilling when a deserving actor has their work acknowledged with an Emmy nomination, but when Merritt Wever's name was announced as one of 2012's five Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy nominees, I felt Zoey-levels of frenetic jubilation because she's long been one of the most underrated actors on television and that kind of uniquely exhilarating talent tends to be celebrated by online devotees (like me!) but ignored by organizations like The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
But, in the end, there was no denying the hilarious, intimate and sterling performance Wever has been serving on Showtime's Nurse Jackie. Emmy night was doubly sweet for Wever as her good friend (and Tiny Furniture boss), Lena Dunham, also scored several nominations for Girls.
I recently caught up with Wever to talk about the sensational season four (now on DVD), what fans can expect from season five and how she learned to stop letting Girls criticism »
Similar News Items"Friday Night Lights" (2006)
- Brett Morgen: The Making of 'Montage of Heck's Mad Scientist (From Hitfix. 1 May 2015, 1:44 PM, PDT)
- Can Hulu Catch Up to Netflix and Amazon Prime? (From Moviefone. 1 May 2015, 6:00 AM, PDT)
- Adtv Looks at Best Actor (From AwardsDaily. 27 April 2015, 6:32 PM, PDT)
- Pitch Perfect 2: Watch 8 New Clips Featuring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson (From Collider.com. 2 May 2015, 11:42 AM, PDT)
- Allison Williams' Dramatic Girls Makeup: See the Before and After in One Selfie! (From Us Weekly. 1 May 2015, 12:58 PM, PDT)
- Ift takes ‘Bleeding Heart’ to Cannes (From ScreenDaily. 30 April 2015, 7:35 PM, PDT)
- Interview: ‘Digging for Fire’ Director Joe Swanberg at 2015 Chicago Critics Film Festival (From HollywoodChicago.com. 2 May 2015, 8:45 AM, PDT)
- Girls Season 4 Digital Release Review (From AreYouScreening. 1 May 2015, 8:22 AM, PDT)
- 16 Stars Who Got Up Close & Personal With Marnie the Dog To Make You Jealous (From TMZ. 1 May 2015, 12:01 AM, PDT)