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Matt Brennan is the TV critic for Indiewire's Thompson on Hollywood! His writing has also appeared in Slant Magazine, LA Weekly, Slate, Deadspin, and Flavorwire, among other publications. He lives in New Orleans and tweets about what he's watching @thefilmgoer.

The Emmys Year of Laurie Metcalf

With nominations for “Getting On,” “The Big Bang Theory,” and “Horace and Pete,” Metcalf deserves recognition as one of our most versatile, compassionate performers.