Emmy voters: Remember Kaitlin Olson, the third leg of the ‘Hacks’ trifecta

Emmy voters: Remember Kaitlin Olson, the third leg of the ‘Hacks’ trifecta
Jean Smart might be getting all the attention, and Hannah Einbinder might be climbing up the Emmy odds, but there is a third leg of the “Hacks” tripod that people seem to be overlooking or outright forgetting when it comes to the show: Kaitlin Olson, who is also eligible in the Best Supporting Comedy Actress category and deserves to be recognized for her own stellar performance in the HBO Max comedy.

Olson stars as DJ, the entitled adult daughter — and only child — of Smart’s Deborah Vance, a comedy pioneer who brings on a young writer (Eindinber’s Ava) to help her revamp her Vegas act and revitalize her career. DJ, who’s spent most of her life trading on her mother’s fame while simultaneously blaming it for all her problems, still relies on her mother at 40, perhaps more than she even realizes. And their relationship is often contentious as a result,
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