American actress Jane Kaczmarek is vying for EMMY votes by declaring her unique position - as the female nominee with an artificial hip.

Kaczmarek underwent hip-replacement surgery earlier this year (04) after suffering from severe arthritis, and now she's using her past pains to her advantage.

TV bosses are so thrilled that she received a nomination in the Lead Actress in a Comedy category for her efforts in Malcolm In The Middle, they've put out a full-page advertisement in Hollywood trade publication DAILY VARIETY.

It reads, "Vote for Jane! The only nominee with an artificial hip (except for ANTHONY LaPAGLIA)."

The ceremony takes place next month (SEP04).

24/08/2004 02:45