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Janelle James has been nominated for an Emmy

Earlier this year, Janelle James began appearing in the new sitcom Abbott Elementary, after several years on stage as a stand up comedian. Some of her first comedy stages were here in C-U. Now, she’s been nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy. I haven’t even looked at the other nominees, but James is absolutely deserving of the honor. She plays principal Ava Coleman, a vain and rather selfish character, and she does it masterfully. The series was also nominated for Best Comedy Series.

Top photo, of Janelle James performing at PYGMALION in 2018, by Sam Logan. 

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