Jenny Bicks was confident that cancer could be funny.
It was, quite simply, the year of fierce femmes. Not before or since season three has the "American Idol" stage been home to such girl power.
"American Idol" hit a high note in season four with the discovery of country music superstar Carrie Underwood.
Christian Bale wasn't always a contender for "The Fighter."
Says Melissa Leo of taking on "The Fighter": "I've never gone into something doubting so much."
Tough. Street smart. Foul-mouthed. Those aren't the first words that usually come to mind when one thinks of Amy Adams. Unless, apparently, you're director David O. Russell.
Terence Winter was determined to bet big on Atlantic City or go home.
HBO has hit the trifecta with its forthcoming drama "Luck," thanks to creator David Milch, director Michael Mann and Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman.
In the beginning, Stefania Owen had little interest in "Running Wilde."
ATV veteran with five decades of experience, Sharon Gless comes into this race with two Emmys already on her shelf and looking to add a third.
The six nominees who comprise this category are not only formidable femmes onscreen but off.