It’s official: This year’s Emmy nominations were just announced and, of course, many of our favorite shows are getting the nod. The award show, which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon on August 29, will also be a stage for some healthy competition among many celebrity moms. Of the best actress categories, in both comedy and drama, nine out of 12 nominees are moms. Here’s a round up of a few of them:
Best Actress, Comedy
Julia Louis Dreyfuss: Pehaps the star of The New Adventures of Old Christine draws on her real-life experience as a mom (to sons Henry and Charles) for this Emmy-nominated role.
Amy Poehler: Okay, when watching Poehler’s hilarious portrayal of Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation, it’s hard to imagine her as a nurturing mom–or any kind of mom–but she is, which makes this acting job even more worth of a nod.
Toni Collette: We can only hope Collette’s home life with daughter Sage is nothing like her life as the identity-disorder mom on her hit show United States of Tara.
Other moms nominated in this category: Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie, Tina Fey for 30 Rock
Best Actress, Drama
Mariska Hargitay: She’s been a steadfast favorite in her long-running role on Law and Order: SVU. We just hope her kids aren’t watching too much of the show–it can sometimes be too scary for us!
Julianna Margulies: This mom of two-year-old Kieran deals with the tough world of law and a husband on house arrest on her show The Good Wife; must make her feel pretty good about her own life.
Kyra Sedgwick: This nominee plays the ultimate tough-gal on The Closer. We wonder if that toughness has ever crossed over into disciplining her kids.
Other moms nominated in this category: Glenn Close for Damages