How she Got the Gold: outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or special for HBO’s Miss Evers’ Boys (1997); outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for NBC’s Hill Street Blues (1984); and two as outstanding guest actress in a drama series for ABC’s The practice (2003) and NBC’s L. A. Law (1987).
Now for the Noms: Seventeen in all: for the main roles in the drama series St. Elsewhere (1986), and the telefilms Unnatural causes (1987). A Mother’s Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1990) and The Piano Lesson (1995); for the support of performances in the telefilms words by heart (1985), The Water Is Wide (2006), pictures of Hollis Woods (2008) and steel magnolias (2013), as well as the mini-series Gulliver’s travels (1996) and the comedy series Desperate Housewives (2006); also host games in the series Homicide: Life on the Street (1998), True Blood (2011), and again for St. Elsewhere (1988).
Class meeting: “On Emmy night to see you receive all the children in the school — we laugh, hug, and cut. If you are lucky enough to, you will only see your scene Partner and your crew. But we are all connected by very strong ties of kinship.”
A case of the jitters: “My first two Emmys lived happily on the top shelf of the bookcase in my office. In ‘94, the Big hit, and they rested came; their wings embedded in it, the carpet in the floor. After that, I gathered them and she lived on the floor with my books.”
The Great flood: “a Few years later, I had the good fortune to add a third one to the Sisterhood. She lived in the family room with other family trophies — all on the ground. An El Niño-hit January, and the room was under a foot of water. She wears the damage as a badge of honor.”
Stand and Deliver: “My fourth Emmy has escaped earthquakes and floods. It is shiny but thirsty, because we have been in severe drought for most of their term in office. People say I should be fixed. I like who you are. You are witnesses of my trip, my L. A. story. They are dinged, scarred, aged, resilient, and beautiful. Just like me and my colleagues are still standing.”