GLOW’s Stunt Coordinator Shauna Duggins Just Made Emmys History
Netflix’s wrestling comedy GLOW shines a spotlight on powerful, strong women, just like the real-life ’80s TV show that inspired it. And one of those women made history at this weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards: Stunt coordinator Shauna Duggins won for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program, becoming the first woman in the history of the award to do so.
“This show, in general, breaks the mold for women,” she said of GLOW after accepting her award.
Duggins’ work on the Netflix series was up against some stiff competition at the Creative Arts Emmys. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cobra Kai, Saturday Night Live, and Shameless were also up for the Stunt Coordinator prize.
Cast members including Alison Brie, Kate Nash, and Betty Gilpin took to social media to praise the historic win, with Gilpin saying she was “insanely proud” of Duggins. “She has doubled every movie star under the sun and taught the fifteen of us to be athletes in .2 seconds,” the actress wrote. “She taught me how to be physically brave. And she’s a mom. And she’s perfect.”
Duggins, who was previously nominated for her work on Alias, has worked as a stunt double on major action movies such as Charlie’s Angels, Fast Five, and the Jennifer Garner-starring Peppermint. She also served as a stunt coordinator on series including Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Counterpart, and HBO’s upcoming comedy Camping.
Her Emmy was one of two awarded to GLOW this weekend. The series also won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less), and will compete for more hardware at the Primetime Emmys in the Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Betty Gilpin), and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series categories.
Check out the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, September 17, at 8pm ET/PT on NBC.
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