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Jane Lynch, Archie Panjabi Profiled in NYT Gallery of Masters

Jane Lynch, Archie Panjabi Profiled in NYT Gallery of Masters

Out lesbian actress Jane Lynch, for her devious turn as Sue Slyvester on Glee, and Archie Panjabi, who plays complex bisexual investigator Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife, are notable nominees for their respective standout performances.

As the primetime Emmy Awards approach, The New York Times turns its attention to eight actors who transcend television and create “art” on the small screen with their performances.

Two of the women included on the short list entitled "A Gallery of Masters" are out actress Jane Lynch, for her devious turn as Sue Slyvester on Glee, and Archie Panjabi, who plays complex bisexual investigator Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife.

Jane Lynch has already nabbed awards for her somehow heartwarming although shockingly sadistic coach Sue Sylvester. The NYT Mag lauds “her flair for villainy [that] shines most brightly in contrast with the perky pop hysteria of Glee.” And Sue is no one-note villain. “By keeping her churlishness at a slow boil-- half-whispered threats and singsong insults-- Lynch brings much-needed restraint to a shoe that features more weeping teenagers than a Justin Beiber concert.”

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NYT Mag notes Panjabi’s Kalinda is “a mash-up of film noir archetypes (and gender Roles), both gumshoe and femme fatale… the knew-high leather boots get the attention, but it’s the luminous brown eyes that tell the true story… Kalinda smolder so that Alicia [Florick, Julianna Margulies’s character] can burn.” The heat Panjabi brings to The Good Wife has LGBT viewers glued to the screen and critics predicting an Emmy reward for her supporting role.

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For more, read the complete story on NYTimes.com now.

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