Laurie Metcalf has won the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Weed on Hacks at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 4. Metcalf's ninth nomination and fourth victory.
Jane Adams, Harriet Sansom Harris, and Kaitlin Olson were all nominated for their roles in the HBO comedy Only Murders in the Building, while Harriet Walter was up for Ted Lasso.
Metcalf is a film and TV pioneer with her talents gracing the stage as well as the big and small screen. In the early 1990s, she won three Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Jackie on ABC sitcom Roseanne. In 2018, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Greta Gerwig's Ladybird. Recently she starred in Somewhere in Queens from director Ray Romano.
Deborah (Jean Smart) took her new comedy act on the road with the help of her writer (Hannah Einbinder) in Hacks Season 2. Metcalf played Weed, Deborah's road manager.
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this part weekend, in a ceremony that spanned two evenings. The ceremony will be reorganized into one program, and will air on FXX beginning September 10 for the Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air on September 12.
Below are a sneak peek and a synopsis for the latest season of Hacks:
The spooky mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and her young, entitled writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder) continues to develop in Season 2 of Hacks as the two travel across the United States to work on Deborah's new stand-up act.
The shady mentorship between legendary Las Vegas comedian Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) and her young, self-titled writer Ava (Hannah Einbinder) continues to grow in Season 2 of Hacks, as the two travel across the country working on Deborah's new stand-up act.