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Melanie Lynskey has been nominated for an Emmy for her role as Shauna in the Showtime series Yellowjackets. Kailey Schwerman/Showtime hide caption

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'Lord of the Flies' with teen girls? 'Yellowjackets' actor leans into the role

Melanie Lynskey is up for an Emmy for her leading role in the Showtime series about a girls' soccer team who go down in a plane crash in 1996, and have to survive in the wilderness for over a year.

Melanie Lynskey has been nominated for an Emmy for her role as Shauna in the Showtime series Yellowjackets. Kailey Schwerman/Showtime hide caption

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'Lord of the Flies' with teen girls? 'Yellowjackets' actor leans into the role

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Lane Factor, Paulina Alexis, D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai and Devery Jacobs play four friends living on an Indian reservation in the series Reservation Dogs. FX on Hulu hide caption

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'Reservation Dogs,' now in Season 2, remains one of the most original shows on TV

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