Among the nominees at the Emmy Awards were a number of actors, directors and writers with connections to the suburbs.
Of the suburban nominees for television's most prestigious awards, one won:
• Gail Mancuso, of Melrose Park and River Forest, won for directing for a comedy series ("Modern Family").
The other nominees were:
• Melissa McCarthy, Plainfield: Best actress in a comedy series ("Mike & Molly") and guest actress in a comedy series ("Saturday Night Live")
• Gary Cole, Rolling Meadows: Guest actor in a comedy series ("Veep")
• Anna Chlumsky, Broadview: Best supporting actress in a comedy series ("Veep")
• Bob Newhart, Oak Park: Guest actor in a comedy series ("The Big Bang Theory")
• D.B. Weiss, Highland Park: Writing for a drama series ("Game of Thrones")
• Joan Cusack, Evanston: Guest actress in a comedy series ("Shameless")
• Jane Lynch, Dolton: Best reality host ("Hollywood Game Night") and best narrator ("Penguins: Waddle All the Way")
• Joe Mantello, Rockford: Supporting actor in a miniseries or movie ("The Normal Heart")
• Paris Barclay, Chicago Heights: Directing for a comedy series ("Glee")