“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” is going out with tits up, as its protagonist loves to say.
The show about the iconic Jewish comedian was just nominated for a very respectable 14 Emmys for its final season. Yes, it is pretty far from the most nominated show, “Succession” — which received 27 noms and also ended this year — but still an incredible number (“The Last Of Us,” created by Jewish dad Neil Druckmann, got a whopping 24 nominations.)
Among the nominees are Alex Borstein, who already has two Emmys for her role as our favorite chutzpadik agent Susie Myerson. Luke Kirby was nominated for his heartbreaking performance as a haunted Lenny Bruce, a role he already received an Emmy for in 2019, and Rachel Brosnahan was nominated for the titular role once again (she won an Emmy for playing Midge back in 2018, and has been nominated for every season since.) The show was also nominated for outstanding comedy series.
Perhaps my favorite nomination is for outstanding original music and lyrics for “Your Personal Trash Man Can,” the song in the hilarious made up advertorial musical that Midge gets coerced into starring in by Susie. I am absolutely obsessed with this song!
We’ll always miss “Mrs. Maisel,” but we’re so glad this wonderful final season is getting the acknowledgement it deserves. The series has been nominated for 80 Emmys in total for its five seasons, and has won 20 so far. We’re hoping that they’ll get to take home a few more statuettes on September 18, which is when the Emmy Awards take place this year.
“Maisel” is not the only Jewish show racking up multiple nominations, of course. The unforgettable “Fleishman Is In Trouble” received seven Emmy nods, including nominations for best limited series, outstanding lead actress (for Lizzy Caplan as Libby Epstein), outstanding supporting actress (for Claire Danes as Rachel Fleishman), and outstanding writing (for book and script writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner, who gave us a very specifically Jewish New York family tale.)
Mazel tov to all the nominees!