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, lostÂ that honorÂ to Modern Family.
So, what do you think? Is Nurse Jackie a comedy? And is Edie Falco “funny?”