11:47:23 PM Dec 4th 2012
It should be noted that Cherry Jones is an out lesbian. She has been quoted as saying, "I have told everyone I ever met." She was also the first performer to thank a same-sex partner at a major awards show-when she won her first Tony in 1995.
11:44:38 PM Dec 4th 2012
The interesting thing about Jones "withdrawing" from the Emmy race, is that she never entered it. When she won in 2009, her agents put up the entrance fee (she had told them she wasn't interested). Her nomination was a total surprise to her. In 2010, she never entered the race. A rumor was started that she withdrew because of dissatisfaction with the direction of her character. Jones wrote a letter to LA Times blogger Tom O'Neill explaining this.