Emmys 2019: 'Russian Doll' star and writer Natasha Lyonne might finally get her much-deserved win
Natasha Lyonne recently wrote her way back to an Emmy nomination with 'Russian Doll', after her last nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014.
The Primetime Emmy Awards 2019 will begin with the event at 5 pm on September 22, and it looks like this year it's time for Natasha Lyonne to get her long-overdue award.
Lyonne recently wrote her way back to an Emmy nomination with 'Russian Doll', after her last nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in 'Orange Is The New Black' in 2014.
'Russian Doll' was co-created by Lyonne and it revolves around a New Yorker who finds herself stuck in an endless loop of dying and resurrecting in the same place. This year, Lyonne is not only nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, but also for Outstanding Comedy Series (as Executive Producer) and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series.
For her Emmy nomination submission, Lyonne submitted 'Russian Doll's pilot episode, 'Nothing in This World Is Easy'. This episode is the beginning of all things drastic in Nadia Vulvokov's (Natasha Lyonne) life. Celebrating her 36th birthday party that was thrown by her best friend Maxine (Greta Lee), Nadia suddenly dies, but only to be resurrected at her friends' washroom at the party, starting the endless loop.
Lyonne by herself is a person filled with humor, and till date, her best work has been in OITNB, for which she was nominated for an Emmy in 2014 under Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. But sadly, Lyonne didn't get the award she deserved then. In OITNB she played the role of inmate Nicky Nichols which brought out the best of her that we've seen till date. For what she should have won in 2014, and missed it.
But making up for it this year, Lyonne has made her chances stronger with three nominations - all for 'Russian Doll'. Though this might not be her best work compared to what she did on OITNB, there is a high chance that Lyonne might finally get her long-overdue award, because the pilot episode does a massive deal of portraying Lyonne's down-to-earth character whose skepticism and cynicism masks the pain.
Though it's not as great as the role in OITNB, Lyonne did excel as a performer in 'Russian Doll' too, and we can't wait to see if she takes home an Emmy this year.