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Niecy Nash of 'Getting On'
Nomination Status: Emmy winner showed a different side for HBO.
In Her Favor: You don't remember that Niecy Nash is an Emmy winner for "Clean House." But she is! You also know her for being wacky, brassy and funny on "Reno 911!" and "The Soul Man" and, of course, on FOX's "Do Not Disturb." But on "Getting On," she's stripped away all of her trademark style, both physically and comedically, and she gives a performance with real depth. The phrase "It's TKTK like you've never seen them before" is overused by critics, but this is definitely Niecy Nash like you've probably never seen her before.
Working Against Her: And it continues to be Niecy Nash as most people have still never seen before, because "Getting On" isn't exactly a hit and it isn't exactly going to get a big push from HBO. It'd be hard to watch "Getting On," like "Getting On" and not hugely respect Niecy Nash, but it's pretty easy to not watch "Getting On" and it's also somewhat easy to watch "Getting On" and be left cold by it.