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GLOW NOMINATED FOR NINE EMMY AWARDS INCLUDING BEST COMEDY SERIES & BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

By Mike Johnson on 2018-07-12 11:44:00

Netflix’s GLOW has been nominated for an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, it was announced this morning in advance of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air on 9/17.

Betty Gilpin, who portrays Debbie on the series, was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

The series was also nominated for several technical awards: Outstanding Main Title Design, Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Hair Styling For A Single-Camera series, Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera series, Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series or Variety Program, Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour), and Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less),

A fictional period piece set in the 1980s based on the original David McLane Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion, GLOW was named the Best TV series of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly. 

The series tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) a struggling actress in Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s hired to become one of the stars of GLOW, a fledgling women's wrestling series.  Unfortunately, Ruth must compete with her former best friend Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin), a former soap actress. Meanwhile, world-weary washed-up film director Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron) has to create, train and maintain this eclectic troupe of women while trying to get the series off the ground.   Featured among those in the cast are former TNA and WWE star Kia Stevens, who consistently steals her scenes as Tamme Dawson and this season, had an excellent performance in an episode that focused on Tamme.

The official plotline of GLOW's second season: "Season 2 follows the women of GLOW as they become local celebrities, confronting the good, the bad, and the ugly realities of their newfound fame. As Ruth and Debbie settle into the day-to-day of making a season of TV together, they confront lingering issues at the heart of their friendship. Sam is still Sam, but now he has a teenage daughter living with him and twenty episodes to churn out. The wrestling is harder, the stakes are higher, and the hair is even bigger."

To read my review of GLOW's first season, which I described as the "best thing to happen to professional wrestling in forever", click here.

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