Netflix’s Russian Doll: Natasha Lyonne on the Series’ 13 Emmy Nominations and Season 2

Netflix’s Russian Doll: Natasha Lyonne on the Series’ 13 Emmy Nominations and Season 2

Netflix show Russian Doll, starring the show’s co-creator Natasha Lyonne in the lead role, has secured 13 Emmy nominations. Here’s what the actress said

Netflix’s Russian Doll, a comedy-drama series co-created by Natasha Lyonne and Leslye Headland, has received 13 nominations in the upcoming 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. The web series stars Emmy-nominee Natasha as the main character Nadia Vulvokov, a young woman who goes to New York City to attend her 36th birthday party but mysteriously dies after leaving it, only to awaken the next day, unharmed. Natasha was ecstatic after receiving the news of her show’s Emmy nominations. She said, "In addition to being really moved that the acting is acknowledged -- because that was a beast -- I can't believe the show that we all worked so hard on... and for Amy [Poehler] and Leslye [Headland] and Allison [Silverman] and that our writing was nominated and cinematography and production design and [Jennifer Rogien], who did our costumes... I mean, that makes me truly, truly thrilled."

The show has been nominated in the following categories:

  • Outstanding Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (2 Nominations)
  • Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Contemporary Costumes
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half Hour)
  • Outstanding Music Supervision
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half Hour) and Animation
  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half Hour)
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series

Russian Doll was renewed by Netflix in June. Regarding her role in the series, Natasha shared in an interview that her goal was “to create a dialogue with the audience around embracing and losing shame around inner brokenness.” Speaking about the second season, Natasha said she was “very moved” that people were interested in “the deep end and that was the revelation of Russian Doll connecting” so her plans were “to continue to dig deep in a way that is aesthetically enjoyable and feels funny on your insides."  

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