Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, and Felicity Huffman

By EW Staff
April 07, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT
Desperate Housewives: Danny Feld
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Why Marcia Cross, Teri Hatcher, and Felicity Huffman won 2005 Awards

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WHY? It’s so hard to pick a standout among the four leading actresses on the new ABC hit comedy/nighttime soap, so the Globe voters nominated all of them? almost. Not that Cross (as brittle homemaking queen Bree), Hatcher (as klutzy, Bridget Jones-esque Susan), and Huffman (as frazzled mom Lynette) aren’t all deserving, but where’s Eva Longoria? Is she being punished for the actions of her ambivalent adulteress Gabrielle? Is it because Longoria is the only Housewife who missed a meet-and-greet luncheon with the voters? (That’s the theory espoused by Longoria, who said she had to attend to an ailing relative; however, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has denied that Longoria’s absence influenced the nominations.) Even costar Nicolette Sheridan earned a supporting actress nomination, so what gives? Maybe the voters simply ran out of gas three quarters of the way down Wisteria Lane.

(Golden Globe nominations: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy)

Eva Longoria Parker, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, and Felicity Huffman star in the soap set on the dangerous Wisteria Lane
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