is an acting legend, a member of the exclusive Egot club, and an all-around national treasure. At age 87, she has all the reason in the world to sit back and let her legacy speak for itself. But she has extended that legacy on one of Netflix
‘s best shows, “One Day at a Time
,” in which she plays Lydia, the boisterous, devoutly religious mother of single mom Penelope (Justina Machado
), and grandmother to Elena (Isabella Gomez
) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz
). Season three, which just dropped on Netflix in February, was another showcase of Moreno’s talent. But while she gives one of the best comedic performances on television, she has yet to earn an Emmy nomination for her scene-stealing work on this series.
Lydia had quite a journey through the first two seasons, coming to accept Elena as gay, grappling with Penelope going to therapy, and finally becoming a Us citizen.