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Louie Anderson Dove into His Emmy-Winning ‘Baskets’ Role After a Reality Show Taught Him How to Backflip

Louie Anderson Dove into His Emmy-Winning ‘Baskets’ Role After a Reality Show Taught Him How to Backflip
A conversation with Louie Anderson is never rushed. Like a swimmer taking leisurely strokes in a pond, the comedian covers ground but may meander at times, such is the enjoyment of being in his element.

IndieWire’s first interview with Anderson in January took enough unexpected turns that a secondary phone call was required to finish the talk. As a stand-up comedian and storyteller at heart, discussing his Emmy-winning role of Christine Baskets on FX’s bittersweet comedy “Baskets” sent Anderson off into contemplative explorations about the character, his own mother who inspired his portrayal and how his life has changed in the past few years.

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“I’ve lost a lot of siblings. That changes you completely and makes you think differently. And age, getting older,” Anderson told IndieWire. “This role helped with being a nicer person,
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Streamy Nominees Show Academy’s Newfound Global Tastes

Academy voters had their hands full this year in pairing down some 2,000 web shows submitted from fans in over 100 different countries. Voters weren't shy in acknowledging the international fare with nominated series coming from Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, France, Canada and The United States. The official nominees for the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards were announced this morning in a live streamed internet broadcast led by CBSNews.com's Shira Lazar and theStream.tv's Jim Festante. Click here for the full list of Streamy Award nominees. Whole Lotta Drama While comedy series seemed to run the table last year thanks to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog and The Guild, this time voters lauded a handful of dramas with multiple nominations. The Bannen Way led with seven nominations including Best Drama, Best Writing, Best Directing and Best Actor for co-creator and lead Mark Gantt. Gritty indie drama Compulsions also is in the Best Drama hunt,
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