During the 2000s, Blythe Danner
was an Emmy Awards darling, earning six nominations, including two victories, over just four years. Now, after more than a decade-long Emmy absence, Danner is poised for a grand return, once again in Best Comedy Guest Actress for “Will & Grace
Danner’s portrayal of Will (Eric McCormack
)’s mom Marilyn earned her nominations in both 2005 and 2006. The actress returned in the show’s recent season finale, “It’s a Family Affair
.” Much to the chagrin of her son, she is invited by Grace (Debra Messing
) to move into their apartment for an extended visit. Grace’s father Martin (Robert Klein
) is also staying over and, as he and Marilyn invade their kids’ lives, Will and Grace strive to come up with a plan to respectfully kick them out.
Gwen Inhat of The A.V Club praised the performances of both Danner and Klein, writing “Martin and Marilyn,