Liberal Aunt Character On ‘Roseanne’ Honored With Emmy Nomination

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Actress Laurie Metcalf, who played the liberal Aunt Jackie on the Roseanne Show, was nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a comedy on Thursday afternoon.

Metcalf in the show portrays a liberal who no longer gets along with her sister, Roseanne, and her family over their support of President Trump. In the first episode of the reboot, Aunt Jacky is introduced wearing a pink shirt that says “Nasty woman” and wearing pink ears that many women wore back around the time Trump was inaugurated.

She will compete against Zazie Beetz of “Atlanta”, Alex Borstein of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, Aidy Bryant of “Saturday Night Live”, Betty Gilpin of “GLOW”, Leslie Jones of “Saturday Night Live”, Kate McKinnon of “Saturday Night Live” and Megan Mullally of “Will and Grace” for the award.

The Roseanne reboot was canceled by ABC after the show’s main character Roseanne Barr sent out racially inflammatory tweets. (RELATED: ABC Cancels ‘Roseanne’)

ABC has announced a new spinoff called “The Connors,” which will feature much of the cast of the original reboot.