With a recent Oscar nomination for “Lady Bird” and a Tony drama win for “Three Tall Women,” Laurie Metcalf
rode her 2018 winning streak to her ninth Emmy nomination, as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for beleaguered ABC
.” While Disney
canceled the series after star Roseanne Barr
’s racist Twitter
rants, ABC will bring back the remaining cast for spin-off series “The Connors,” without Barr.
Clearly, Metcalf was popular enough with Emmy voters to weather the taint of scandal on the series.
After all, she has been notching Emmy nods for decades, going back to four 90s Supporting Actress in a Comedy nominations and three wins for the original “Roseanne
” series. In 2016, Metcalf was nominated for three Emmys: Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Getting On
,” plus Guest Actress in a Drama for “Horace and Pete
” as well as Guest Actress in a Comedy for “The Big Bang Theory