EW Staff
January 20, 2004 AT 05:00 AM EST

Bitty Schram is among this year’s EW.com Award winners

FOR ”Monk”

WHY? Tony Shalhoub gets all the glory (and last year, a Golden Globe) for his brilliant portrayal of obsessive-compulsive sleuth Adrian Monk. But without the all-important support of Schram’s Sharona Fleming, Monk’s perpetually exasperated assistant, the neurotic flatfoot might never leave the house. Catering to Monk’s every phobia is a full-time job, which Sharona juggles with a full personal life that includes raising a preteen son and dating a succession of deceptive cads. Schram pulls it all off with grace and aplomb, and while wearing some of the tightest blouses and skirts on basic cable. Sharona may feel underappreciated, but it’s good to see Globe voters haven’t made that mistake with Schram.

(Golden Globe nomination: Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series)

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