Women finally have a good run going with the Emmy for directing comedy

09.20.15 1 year ago

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Jill Soloway”s Emmys win tonight for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series marks three years in a row that a woman has won the award. Gail Mancuso (“Modern Family”) picked up the statuette for the award the previous two years.

And before that, it had been 20 years since a woman won the comedy directing award – when Betty Thomas was honored for her work on “Dream On.”

Soloway won for directing Amazon series “Transparent,” which she also showruns. Its star, Jeffrey Tambor, was presented with the acting award right after Soloway”s turn on the stage.

As for the Emmy for directing a drama – that still has yet to be awarded tonight. For people keeping track of the behind-the-camera ladies” place in the Emmys, the last time a woman got that award was in 1995, when Mimi Leder won for “ER.” One woman is nominated in the drama directing category tonight: Lesli Linka Glatter, for “Homeland.”

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