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Edie Falco wins Best Actress Emmy


Nurses can be funny people — or so proved Edie Falco when she took home the 2010 Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Her win was historic: Falco became the first actress ever to win Emmys for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Falco previously won three Emmys for her work as Carmela Soprano on The Sopranos. Sunday night’s win marks the first time she’s been recognized for her comedic work, a recognition that she herself finds hilarious. On stage, she quipped, “This is just the most ridiculous thing that has ever happened in the history of this awards show. I’m not funny.”

Falco’s humor was not enough to earn the show a Best Comedy Series Emmy. Nurse Jackie, which was nominated for 8 Emmy awards, lost that honor to Modern Family.

So, what do you think? Is Nurse Jackie a comedy? And is Edie Falco “funny?”

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Jennifer Fink, RN, BSN

Jennifer is a professional freelance writer with over eight years experience as a hospital nurse. She has clinical experience in adult health, including med-surg, geriatrics and transplant; she also has a particular interest in women’s health and cancer care. Jennifer has written a variety of health and parenting articles for national publications.

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One Response to Edie Falco wins Best Actress Emmy

  1. M.Louise RN

    I guess she is funny, if you think a nurse addicted to drugs is funny…I worked with someone like her once and she wasn’t too hilarious, especially when she got caught stealing drugs out of a pxysis. She went to Rehab and she didn’t get a “TV show” she got a job working with paper, not people…nowhere near drugs. “She” was sad, not funny,because, guess what? She was,at one time an excellent nurse.

    Edie Falco doesn’t make me laugh and I am a serious “student” of comedy, all kinds including dark comedy. Am I the only one who is not crazy about this show? C’mon, they can’t come up with anything better than a drug addict for a nurse’s private life?
    Been a bedside nurse 33 years and know the best of the best and only met one,maybe two,eh,maybe three addicted to drugs. The rest of us have better things to do with our time…I’m just sayin…