awards & nominations

The Starter Wife (2008)

Debra Messing as "Molly Kagan"

Newly divorced Molly Kagan embarks on a new chapter in her life, supported by close friends Joan and Rodney as she enters into a new romance with a handsome writing teacher.

Golden Globe (2009)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Emmy (Primetime) (2007)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

The Starter Wife (2007)

Debra Messing as "Molly Kagan"

Hollywood wife Molly Kagan is stunned when her movie executive husband tells her he wants a divorce just before their 10-year anniversary, leaving her with limited income and few loyal friends. Determined to redefine herself and begin a transition from her mortifying role as a "starter wife," Molly moves to Malibu and tries to make a fresh start, complete with new friends.

Golden Globe (2008)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Will & Grace (1998)

Debra Messing as "Grace Adler"

Will, a gay lawyer, and interior designer Grace have been best friends since college. Living in the same apartment complex, they're constantly in each other's business. Stirring the pot of melodrama is Grace's "employee," Karen, and Will's flamboyant friend, Jack.

Emmy (Primetime) (2006)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2005)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Golden Globe (2004)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2003)WonOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2003)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (2002)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2002)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (2001)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2001)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)NominatedOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2000)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (2000)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy