The Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday will be remembered for Christina Applegate’s triumphant homecoming.
For the first time since receiving a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, the Bad Moms actress, who is up for best actress in a comedy series for Netflix’s Dead to Me, will attend an awards ceremony. For her work on the program, Applegate has already won two Critics Choice Award nominations.
Christina Applegate Diagnosed With Multiple Sclerosis
In anticipation of the big event, Christina Applegate tweeted on Thursday, saying, “So this Sunday is the first award ceremony I have attended since 2019. The first since MS. Nervous, too! But I’m appreciative that @CriticsChoice included me.
The Married… with Children star confirmed her MS diagnosis in August 2021. The third and final season of the Netflix series was halfway through production at the time. The crew and team eventually reunited to finish the program at Christina Applegate’s request after a five-month gap while Applegate underwent treatment.
At the season three premiere in November, creator Liz Feldman said, “Christina wanted to finish the season, she wanted us to tell the tale, and she wanted to be able to offer that gift to the public.” “We did it on her terms and I’m incredibly proud of how it came out. She wanted to give that closure and she wanted to give us closure.
The dark comedy-drama centers on Judy, a free spirit with a terrible secret, and Jen, a newly widowed real estate agent (Christina Applegate) (Linda Cardellini). Following their encounter at a grief support group, the two develop an unexpected relationship while dealing with their problems. Jen attempts to learn Judy’s secrets and learn the truth about her husband’s passing at the same time.
After being nominated for a SAG Award for best performance by a female actress in a comedy series for Dead to Me on Wednesday, Applegate also expressed her thanks to SAG-AFTRA. Netflix is presently offering the tenth and final season of Dead to Me.