Chicago has been well represented in this year’s Emmy nominations. Chicago-area performers Alex Borstein, Rachel Brosnahan, Jane Lynch, John Mulaney, Mandy Patinkin, and more reside among the list of talented nominees.
Alex Borstein was recognized for her voice work on “Family Guy”, which she has received two prior Emmy nominations for, and her supporting role on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”. Borstein was born in Highland Park and raised in Deerfield. Rachel Brosnahan, a Highland Park High School graduate and Borstein’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” co-star, was also among the list of nominees. This is Brosnahan’s second Emmy nomination.
Borstein’s competition in the comedy supporting actress category includes Steppenwolf ensemble member Laurie Metcalf received a nomination for her role on the short-lived “Roseanne” reboot and Northwestern alumni Megan Mullally received a nomination for her role on “Will and Grace”. Second City alum Aidy Bryant is also in the running.
Other Second City alums brought in nominations this year with Dan Castellaneta, who grew up in Oak Park, getting nominated for his work on “The Simpsons” and Tina Fey for her guest role on Saturday Night Live.
Jane Lynch, who was raised in Dolton, gained recognition for her guest role on “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” as well as her hosting work on “Hollywood Game Night.”
Chicago native Mandy Patinkin, who grew up on the South Side, received his 4th Emmy nomination for his work as Saul Berenson on “Homeland”. Patinkin is already an Emmy winner for his work on the show “Chicago Hope”. W. Kamau Bell, who also spent part of his childhood on Chicago’s South Side, is nominated for best reality TV host for his series “United Shades of America.”
Another Chicago native being recognized for his work is John Mulaney, who was nominated for a variety special writing award for Netflizes “John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City”.
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air at 7 p.m. September 17th on NBC.