Today’s Emmy nominations rewarded a bunch of new shows and
first-time honorees; here are eight that we were thrilled to see land a nod. — By Dave Nemetz
Merritt Wever, “Nurse Jackie” (Supporting Actress, Comedy)
Edie Falco is great, but she’s had plenty of cracks at the Emmy podium; let’s give someone else in the talented “Nurse Jackie” cast a shot. Our vote goes to Wever, whose always-peppy, hopelessly awkward nurse Zoey is one of our favorite people on TV, period. Wever’s one-of-a-kind performance has been a joy for four seasons now, and it’s high time she got a little recognition for it. And if her fantastic pancake dance at the end of Season 4’s “One-Armed Jacks” doesn’t put her over the top, what will?