Emmys

Emmy Screening Room: Constance Wu Delivers Fresh Off the Boat Karaoke

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June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is just days away. And that’s a source of both great anticipation and nameless dread for those of us obsessed with quality television.

Team TVLine has already brought you our Dream Emmy Ballots in 10 key Emmy races — click here to see our picks! — but we wanted to make one last push on behalf of a few favorites whose work was so outstanding this year that the possibility of a snub makes us want to channel Cookie on Empire and wallop some fools with a broom.

With that said, we present the fourth of our Emmy Screening Room submissions: Fresh Off the Boat‘s Constance Wu, for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. We defy you to watch from start to finish and tell us she shouldn’t hear her name called when nominees are announced on July 16.

The setup: While trying to fit in with the neighborhood moms, Jessica shuts out her friend Honey, who is considered something of a black sheep by the other stepford wives. But at a block party, Jessica throws caution to the wind and makes her feelings known for her pal, all while singing Whitney Houston’s classic tune “I Will Always Love You.” And in case you needed any confirmation that this was Wu’s shinning moment, when Honey tries to join in, Jessica warns her off: “This is not a duet!”

Press PLAY above for the full scene , then share your thoughts on whether Wu should/will make the Emmy ballot.

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7 Comments
  1. Viv says:

    Love her! Jessica is my hero…

  2. amanda says:

    Yes! She’s THE highlight of television this year.

    • Brooke says:

      Agreed. She stole the show every scene she was in. And she had some great co-stars to share the screen with!

  3. Jeri says:

    Yes, Constance is very good, very funny in a different way from the common sit-coms. Really like her.

  4. John Davis says:

    The perfect six nominees: Constance Wu, Gina Rodriguez, Amy Poehler, Lisa Kudrow, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Ellie Kemper.

    But I’m afraid they’ll nominate Edie Falco, Amy Schumer and Lena Dunham.

  5. Thea says:

    Was that Constance Wu actually singing “I Will Always Love You”? Beautiful voice. She is an absolute star!