‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Is Already a Big Contender in the Comedy Emmy Race Taking Guest Star Wins

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has some tough competition this year at the Emmys. However, it’s off to a great start with the number of nominations it received.

The are some awards that are also being given ahead of the main show. Find out what it has won and more about the show’s chances this year.

‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ has 20 nominations

The Amazon comedy really impressed after it premiered. It won outstanding comedy series last year. Alex Borstein and Rachel Brosnahan won for their performances. Amy Sherman-Palladino also won for writing and directing.

This year it’s back with 20 nominations. The actresses are nominated again along with other stars including Tony Shalhoub for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series, Marin Hinkle for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

We’ll have to wait for the main show to see if they’ll win again. However, the show’s guest stars already took home awards.

Luke Kirby won guest star for playing Lenny Bruce

Luke Kirby won outstanding guest actor in a comedy for playing Lenny Bruce. He was up against some big names.

That included fellow guest star, Rufus Sewell who played Declan Howell. Saturday Night Live hosts Robert De Niro, Matt Damon, John Mulaney, and Adam Sandler were also nominated. Peter MacNicol’s performance as Jeff Kane in Veep was also nominated.

The actor revealed what helped him prepare for the role of playing the comedian. According to Deadline, he watched historical footage of Bruce’s performances and read The Almost Unpublished Lenny Bruce: From the Private Collection of Kitty Bruce.

Jane Lynch won for playing Sophie Lennon

Jane Lynch wins for 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel'
Jane Lynch wins for ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Lynch has been playing Sophie Lennon since the first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. The rich comedian who has a very different character on stage has a complicated relationship with the show’s main character.

She was nominated for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series and won. The other nominees were Maya Rudolph for The Good Place, Sandra Oh and Emma Thompson in Saturday Night Live, Kristin Scott Thomas and Fiona Shaw in Fleabag.

The funny actress dedicated her Emmy win to female comedians who had a gimmick like her character. She named Joan Rivers, Totie Fields and Phyllis Diller.

“You had to make fun of your looks or you couldn’t keep a man,” she said according to Deadline.

Chances are we’ll get a lot more of Lynch in the third season. The cast is also growing with more impressive guest stars including This Is Us star, Sterling K. Brown.

“I’m beyond excited to share some pretty marvelous news #MrsMaisel, I’m coming for you!” Brown tweeted. The show’s account responded with, “Ladies and gentlemen, please help us welcome the marvelous @SterlingKBrown to Season 3!”

Brosnahan publicly asked Brown to come on the show. Amy Sherman-Palladino also revealed that she’s on board for the idea.

Cary Elwes, Stephanie Hsu, and Liza Weil will reportedly appear in the season too. The new season will premiere on Dec. 6 on Amazon Prime Video.