Work in Progress

Outstanding Comedy Series


A 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke’s misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship.

For Your Consideration


Outstanding Comedy Series

Executive Producers: Abby McEnany, Tim Mason, Lilly Wachowski, Lawrence Mattis, Josh Adler, Ashley Berns, Julia Sweeney, Tony Hernandez
Supervising Producer: Jacqueline “JJ” Ingram
Producer: John Skidmore

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Tim Mason, Director
Episode 108, “3, 2, 1”


Jennifer Rudnicke, CSA

Mickie Paskal, CSA

AJ Links, CSA

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series (Half-Hour)

Michael Ognisanti, Director of Photography
Episode 107, “14 (Pt. 2), 12, 11, 10”

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes

Jennifer Salim, Costume Designer

Kathleen O’Connor, Costume Supervisor

Episode 102, “176, 172, 171”

Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling

Rukey Styles, Hair Department Head

Eadra Brown, Key Hairstylist

Mary E. Buono, Additional Hair

Roxanne R. Dunigan, Additional Hair

Chantelle Branch, Additional Hair

Episode 106, “15, 14 (Pt. 1)”

Outstanding Contemporary Makeup

Nikki Greene, Makeup Department Head

Libby Knapp, Key Makeup Artist

Episode 108, “3, 2, 1”

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

Ethan Stoller, Music by

Episode 106, “15, 14 (Pt. 1)”

Outstanding Music Supervision

Brienne Rose, Music Supervisor

Episode 107, “24 (pt. 2), 12, 11, 10”

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour)

Merjie Veski, Production Designer

Patrick McGee, Art Director

Ashley Irons, Set Decorator

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series

Mike Berg, Edited by

Joseph Jett Sally, Edited by

Episode 108, “3, 2, 1”

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half- Hour)

John Wong, Supervising Sound Editor

Kendall Barron, Sound Effects Editor

Kaitlyn Heffron, Dialogue Editor

Jeremy Zussman, Foley Editor

Jason Neumann, ADR Editor

Ethan Stoller, Music Editor

Jeremy Zussman, Foley Artist

Episode 102, “176, 172, 171”

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half- Hour)

Jesse McAlpin, Production Sound Mixer

John Wong, Re-recording Mixer

Episode 103, “162”

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Abby McEnany & Tim Mason, Written by
Pilot, “180 Almonds”

Abby McEnany, Written by
Tim Mason, Written by
Lilly Wachowski, Written by
Episode 108, “3, 2, 1”

“marvelous… brutally funny… one of the great surprises of 2020”

– The Hollywood Reporter 

“whip-smart… provocative.. hilarious… one of the breakout new TV series of 2020”

– The Chicago Sun-Times

“A remarkably solid debut from a comedian who knows her own voice”

– Variety

“Tightly, smartly written…. Tender and funny”

– The Wall Street Journal

“has radically reshaped what queer stories can look like on TV, blowing the competition out of the water with its sharp black comedy, lovable trans characters, and refreshingly unfiltered take on mental illness, body image, and gender non-conformity…so damn brilliant.”

– Indiewire

“The best show of the past year…”

– Buzzfeed

“…you should be watching.”

– The Cut

“Darkly Funny Coming of Middle Age”


“…has gallows humor, smart writing…”

– Vox

“at a time when every series is struggling to stand out and make a mark, Work in Progress does so quietly, beautifully, effortlessly”

– TV Line


as Abby

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

“McEnany is a discovery, a fresh voice in queer comedy”

– TV Guide


as Chris

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series


as Julia

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

“Germaine….is so ridiculously charming in the role…”

– Variety


as Al

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Episode 103, “162


as Alison

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series


as Campbell

Outstanding Supporting Acress in a Comedy Series

/ Episodes
S1 E1 | "180 Almonds"

Abby begins an existential life evaluation. Series premiere.

S1 E1 | "176, 172, 171"

Abby feels out of place when Chris takes her to a ‘queer wonderland.’

S1 E3 | "162"

Abby and Chris have a Bacchanalian day of multiple meals.

S1 E4 | "161, 153, 137, 122, 106, 104, 102 (We're Still Counting Almonds.)"

Abby navigates public restrooms at a Dolly Parton concert.

S1 E5 | "66, 65, 64, 62"

A medical emergency brings Abby and Campbell’s friendship into focus.

S1 E6 | "15, 14 (pt. 1)"

Edward and Carol Lynn wed, and Abby violates Chris’ one request.

S1 E7 | "14 (pt. 2), 12, 11, 10"

Abby confesses the truth to Chris after a painting puts her in a trance.

S1 E8 | "3, 2, 1"

Abby attends Julia’s This American Life show. Season finale