Two 'Modern Family' frontrunners return, but will older actresses crash the field?
Gillian Jacobs of 'Community'
Gillian Jacobs, "Community"
Nomination Status: Getting the "Most Improved" award on everybody's favorite cult comedy will have to suffice.
In Her Favor: TV has Most Improved awards, right? I mean, my high school tennis team did. And Gillian Jacobs is to "Community" as I was to my high school tennis team. That's not fair to Jacobs, really. While I got better at tennis, she hasn't gotten better so much as the writers have realized how good she always was capable of being and how bad they made her look in the first season. Or maybe she got better and they wrote better material for her? Regardless, Jacobs was responsible for an impressive number of the funniest moments in "Community" Season 4. I give you "Pizza pizza in my tummy. Me so hungee, me so hungee."
Working Against Her: If Joel McHale can't get nominations and Danny Pudi can't get nominations and Donald Glover can't get nominations and the writers can't get nominations and the directors can't get nominations, I fear that it's going to be very difficult for Jacobs to crack the field.