Jewish stars shine in Emmy nominations
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Jewish stars shine in Emmy nominations

Mayim Bialik, Larry David and Lena Dunham are among the tribe members nominated for the coveted award

Crowds gather outside of the 2010 Emmy Awards in downtown Los Angeles (photo credit: CC-BY, CaseyPenk, Wikimedia Commons)
Crowds gather outside of the 2010 Emmy Awards in downtown Los Angeles (photo credit: CC-BY, CaseyPenk, Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK (JTA) — Jewish filmmaker and actress Lena Dunham was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Hannah Horvath on the HBO series “Girls.” The show has also been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series and was inspired by Dunham’s experiences as a Jewish girl living in New York City.

Larry David, who is best known as one of the creators of the TV show “Seinfeld” was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role in the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” The show also was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Mayim Bialik was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS show “Big Bang Theory.” The show has also been nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Max Greenfield, an American actor known for his roles on “Veronica Mars,” “Ugly Betty” and “Modern Men,” has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Schmidt in the Fox series “New Girl.”

The show “Homeland,” which was loosely based on the Israeli series “Hatufim,” has also been nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” has also been nominated for Outstanding Variety Series.

The Emmy Awards will be hosted live on ABC on Sept. 23.

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