“Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham and her hunky onscreen beau Adam Driver shared a huge honor today, July 18, in receiving Primetime Emmy nominations in the Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series categories.
Two-time Golden Globe winner Dunham, who was nominated for Emmys last year in the acting, writing, directing and Outstanding Comedy Series categories, was also nominated again in the series category and directing category for her work on the controversial season two episode, “On All Fours.” This is the first Emmy nod for Driver.
“Girls” casting director Jennifer Euston also received an Outstanding Casting For a Comedy Series nomination, which brings the series total to four nods.
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The sophomore season of HBO’s hit series was much darker in tone and took a more in-depth look into the inner struggles of all of the show’s core characters, including Hannah’s battle with an OCD recurrence and Adam attending an AA meeting and then falling off the wagon at a party with Natalia, a girl with whom he enters into a brief post-Hannah relationship.
The season two finale brought Adam to Hannah’s rescue in a surprisingly romantic way and also found Marnie (Allison Williams) and Charlie (Christopher Abbott) back together.
As previously reported, Abbott abruptly left the show and many fans wonder how Dunham is going to treat his departure in the storyline.
Dunham addressed the issue in an interview with “Los Angeles Times” saying, “If the show ‘Girls’ relied on guys, we’d be up a creek without a paddle. Don’t worry. I’ve tried to come up with an emotionally honest version of the end of that relationship.”
As for the other budding season two romances, Jessa (Jemima Kirke) split from her spontaneously wed hubby Thomas John (Chris O’Dowd) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) broke things off with Ray (Alex Karpovsky) because his negativity was pulling her down.
Dunham and Driver delivered some brilliant season two performances, as they individually and collectively took Hannah and Adam to some really dark places. Many fans are pulling for Hannah and Adam to make a real go of it next season, as their complex emotional issues seem to make them a perfectly mismatched set.
Dunham and the entire “Girls” cast have been hard at work filming season three, which will return to HBO on a date TBD in 2014.