10 Greatest 'Best Comedy Actress' Candidates Who Deserved an Emmy (And Never Won)
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5. Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback"
Yes, it was a one-season series and yes, Lisa Kudrow did win an Emmy for "Friends" -- but Valerie Cherish, her character on "The Comeback," is far too daffy, self-absorbed, sad, and heroic to be be denied a Best Actress Emmy. "The Comeback" starts out feeling like a bleak joke made at Valerie's expense, but it turns into an applause-worthy turnaround where all of Valerie's worst traits somehow make her even more of a powerful protagonist. For a quick tutorial on why Lisa Kudrow is perfect as Valerie, look up the many ways she can say, "Well -- I got it!"