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Female empowerment could fuel ‘Shrill’ star Aidy Bryant to another Emmy nomination

Female empowerment could fuel ‘Shrill’ star Aidy Bryant to another Emmy nomination

Aidy Bryant stars in the Hulu comedy series “Shrill” as Annie, an overweight woman reclaiming her self-worth. Based on a memoir by Lindy West, it’s a feminist story that might especially resonate at a time when the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have shed light not just on sexual harassment, but also the myriad other ways women are demeaned and disadvantaged. And now a few of the Expert TV journalists we’ve polled think she’ll be nominated for an Emmy.

Eric Deggans (NPR), Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine) and Glenn Whipp (La Times) are currently betting on Bryant to earn a bid for Best Comedy Actress, which would be the first nomination in this category for both Bryant and the streaming service. And it doesn’t hurt that the actress is already a two-time nominee. In 2014 she contended as a songwriter for “Home for the Holiday (Twin Bed),” which

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