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By Mike Johnson on 2018-12-06 15:14:00

Alison Brie, who stars in the lead role of Ruth Wilder in Netflix's GLOW, received a Golden Globe nomination today in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.

GLOW, based on the 1980s Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling troupe and TV series, scored two Emmy wins back in September.   GLOW's Stunt Coordinator Shauna Duggins won the Emmy for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program, becoming the first woman in history to score the accolade since it was instituted in 2002.  The series also captured the Emmy for Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less).  The series was nominated for seven other Emmys as well.  

GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (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.    The first season of the series, a fictional period piece set in the 1980s based on the original David McLane Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling promotion, was named the Best TV series of 2017 by Entertainment Weekly. 

Among those featured in the cast are former TNA and WWE star Kia Stevens, who consistently steals her scenes as Tamme Dawson aka The Welfare Queen and delivers an amazing performance in the fourth episode of Season Two.

Promotional material for the series notes, "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."

GLOW has already been renewed by Netflix for a third season. 

NBC will air the 76th Golden Globes awards ceremony on Sunday 1/6/19.

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