Knoxville native Christina Hendricks snagged her third consecutive Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Thursday.
Hendricks, who was born in Knoxville and lived here briefly, plays Joan Harris in the acclaimed AMC drama "Mad Men."
Her competition includes Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad"; Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"; Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"; Archie Panjabi,"The Good Wife" and Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife."
"Mad Men" earned the most nominations of any weekly series for the 64th Primetime Emmys with 17. The Emmys will be handed out on Sunday, Sept. 23, on ABC.
Maybe the third time will be her charm. She failed to get the trophy during her two previous times at bat.
Her father, Robert Hendricks, who worked for the United States Forest Service. The service transfered the Hendricks to Knoxville prior to her being born.
In an interview with me earlier this year, Hendricks talked about the attention she's getting as a result of "Mad Men" and her sex symbol image. "It's very nice. Very flattering," she said.
"I feel very, very lucky that this character has opened up opportunities for me. I am flattered she is shown in a light where men admire her.
"The audience seems to have taken that on. It's incredibly flattering."
This has been a particularly juicy season for Joan. After splitting with her husband and trying to make a go of it as a single mother in the 1960s, Joan managed to climb the corporate ladder — despite what she had to do to get there. She has to offer herself to a client in exchange for his business.
Terry Morrow may be reached at 865-342-6445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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