Janet won for Outstanding Producer-Entertainment for "Rizzoli & Isles"
The ceremony will be May 24 in LA.
For 60 years, the Alliance for Women in Media (formerly AWRT) has served as the voice and resource for women in the media. And for more than three decades, the Foundation has been a leader in celebrating and honoring programming created for women, by women and about women, as well as individuals who have made exemplary contributions to the industry. The Gracies strive to encourage the realistic and faceted portrayal of women in entertainment, commercials, news, features and other programs.
I say yes. Maybe. But Rizzoli has some pretty big boots to fill.
OK, so Angie Harmon will probably never be doing scissor kicks and I doubt Sasha Alexander will ever be crowned Queen of the Amazons but just give me a minute. The two shows have a few things in common. One of them being a strong lesbian following. And since Xena left the air in 2001, TV hasn't been the same. The L Word did not count. The L Word was a soap opera. Xena was an action show about two friends who happen to be women and who might be lovers. Replace Xena's sword and chakram with a gun and a badge and it’s pretty damn close…if you squint a little. OK, maybe kind of close. Sexual tension, girl rescuing girl in peril, tongue in cheek innuendo. The potential is all there. And of course, Angie Harmon is no Lucy Lawless but who is? Besides, Angie recently declared on The Chelsea Handler Show that she loves the gays. That's something. Right?
Here are 5 reasons why Rizzoli & Isles might be the next Xena and Gabrielle.
1. Two strong female leads. What is an action show without two heroes? OK, so to call R&I an action show is a bit of a stretch. It’s a cop show. A buddy cop show. And the two buddies happen to be women. And it never hurts when the buddies are easy on the eyes. And like to get into bed with each other. And go
to gay bars. Speaking of which…