June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is upon us! 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 get in touch with our inner Sons of Anarchy and unleash some unsanctioned justice on the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
With that said, we present the twelfth of our Emmy Screening Room submissions: The Comeback‘s Lisa Kudrow, 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 set-up: As Valerie (Kurdow) shoots an episode of HBO’s Seeing Red (based loosely on her nemesis Paulie G’s account of their past experiences on the banal sitcom Room & Bored), she learns that being locked in a car trunk on a blazing-hot desert day will be the least of her woes.
Press PLAY above for the full scene, then share your thoughts on whether Kudrow should/will make the Emmy ballot.