Good for Jaime Pressly! She won for supporting comedy actress for her bravura turn as a trailer prima donna Joy Turner on NBC’s “My Name is Earl.” Backstage she admitted that Joy is an amalgam of four or five people she grew up with in North Carolina. The win is important to her because after toiling for 13 years, “I finally changed everybody’s mind…and had the opportunity to show what I could do.”
I’m especially happy for her because I went out on a limb on Friday and noted that I was rooting for her in the category. I was also rooting for Rainn Wilson in the supporting comedy actor heat, but it went to Jeremy Piven. I’m 1-2.
At left, Julia Louis-Dreyfus hands Pressly the trophy for the category that she won once and was nommed seven times for during her “Seinfeld” days.