The largest part of why I so badly want Amy Poehler to be recognised for her work as Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation with an Emmy is because there are so few I can think of in this industry that manage to produce comedy and a character that is weirdly kind, sweet and life-affirming and yet still manages to be so incredibly funny.
And so much of that is Amy Poehler’s doing.
Poehler has been such a rare force of positivity, good-humoured comic talent and activism-by-example, and it is a gift to an industry that can be nasty, cut-throat and sexist.
And I know the Emmys are just another shitty popularity contest, as the Maslany snub has proved, but I still want it to be Poehler’s year.
Win or lose*, Amy Poehler is changing the world by being herself. She exemplifies what it means to be a Smart Girl and we love her so much ♥