Edie Falco has the honor of being the only actress to have won a best actress Emmy for both drama and comedy. She nabbed her drama award for her work in "The Sopranos," while the comedy statue came for her current show "Nurse Jackie." But she told "Conan" that she still doesn't understand why she won for comedy.
“I always get in trouble about this, but it’s, I mean, it’s not that funny," she said of the show, before quickly qualifying her statement. "I don’t know, I mean, I think it’s a funny show ... When ... I think comedy, I think about, 'Will & Grace’ and ‘30 Rock.’ It’s a different animal.”
When Falco talked to HitFix about this topic, she said that it's not so much that she doesn't think "Nurse Jackie" is a comedy, she just doesn't see herself as a comedienne. "The whole thing is crazily flattering but I feel the same about comedy or drama as I always did: that people like Tina Fey have a talent that I can’t begin to understand," she said. "Really it’s a whole other thing and I have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for what they’re able to do.”
Maybe Falco is just her own harshest critic. She recently told Jimmy Kimmel that she's barely seen her award-winning performance on "The Sopranos" because she just doesn't like waching herself.
Fans can watch Edie Falco in "Nurse Jackie," Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Showtime. "Conan" airs every weeknight at 11 p.m. ET on TBS.