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Amy Brenneman

Lead Actress - Drama

Amy Brenneman

Series: “Judging Amy”

Years on show: 3

Emmy pedigree: Fifth nomination, including three for “Judging Amy”

Episode submitted: “Tidal Wave”

2001-02 shining moment: The romantic sparring with Chris Sarandon, who played her love interest.

Pro: It’s a traditional role on a major network, often important selling points for Emmy voters.

Con: Are enough Emmy voters watching? The show ranked 19th in total viewers, but 41st in adults 18-49.

Quotable: “When I was 11, I was in the chorus of ‘The Music Man.’ I was in it for all of five minutes. But afterwards, I remember crying into my father’s shirt in the hallway. And I remember thinking, what is this? What is this (emotion coming from)? And I never stopped acting after that.”

Critical viewpoint: “Amy Brenneman as Judge Amy has been overlooked far too long. She gives surprising nuances to a complex character who strives to be right while realizing how wrong she can be. Brenneman is not only compelling, she is utterly lovable in her frailties and faults.” Bob Curtright, the Wichita (Kan.) Eagle

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