Awards Chatter

Frankie Shaw - 'SMILF'

Episode Summary

The creator, showrunner, producer, writer, director and Golden Globe-nominated star of Showtime's acclaimed new comedy series, which was largely inspired by the drama of her own experience as a young single mom, reflects on her blue-collar upbringing, accidental pregnancy at 24, move to Hollywood 11 weeks into it and years of personal and professional struggle that followed — until she took matters into her own hands by making, in 2015, a short film about her experiences that won an award at Sundance and paved the way to where she is today. But first: Michael O'Connell, THR’s senior writer on television, joins Scott to preview the 2018 Emmy season.

Episode Notes

The creator, showrunner, producer, writer, director and Golden Globe-nominated star of Showtime's acclaimed new comedy series, which was largely inspired by the drama of her own experience as a young single mom, reflects on her blue-collar upbringing, accidental pregnancy at 24, move to Hollywood 11 weeks into it and years of personal and professional struggle that followed — until she took matters into her own hands by making, in 2015, a short film about her experiences that won an award at Sundance and paved the way to where she is today.

But first: Michael O'Connell, THR’s senior writer on television, joins Scott to preview the 2018 Emmy season.

Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg, recorded and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.