Glee Gets Snubbed By Emmy Voters — With Only Three Nominations!
Where’s the Emmy love for Glee? Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and while Glee had earned oodles of nominations in its first two seasons, it settled for three measly nominations this year: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for Dot-Marie Jones(Coach Beiste), along with makeup and cinematography. Uh... that’s it?
Obviously, we couldn’t be happier for Dot-Marie, who was more amazing than ever this year, especially with the way she handled the domestic-abuse storyline. (Dot-Marie was nominated in this category last year but lost to Glee’s own Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holiday.) But we can’t believe that so many other cast members were snubbed this year!
For starters, where was Jane Lynch’s (Sue Sylvester) name? Jane Lynch was as hilarious as ever this year and had some beautiful scenes with Becky (Lauren Potter), but she wasn’t nominated for Supporting Actress in a Comedy, despite having won the award in 2010 and been nominated last year (not to mention that she hosted the show last year as well).
We also thought for sure that this would be Naya Rivera’s breakthrough year! She hasn’t been nominated before but she really stepped up her game this year with Santana’s coming-out, especially opposite her grandmother. And then of course there are Lea Michele(Rachel) and Chris Colfer (Kurt), who were both nominated last year and gave amazing performances this year as usual, especially in the second half of the season.
We’re even surprised that the show itself didn’t get nominated for Best Comedy, as it was last year. However, the Emmys have tended to gravitate toward fresh blood, as two of this year’s nominated comedies are brand spankin’ new (Girls and Veep). A show getting nominated year after year (like, say, 30 Rock) is something of a rarity.
And while we’re sure that the snubs had to sting for creator Ryan Murphy, we’re thinking that he got a pretty nice consolation prize, given that American Horror Story tied Mad Men for the most nominations this year with a whopping 17! There’s nothing scary about that. So while we’re happy for Ryan, we just wish Glee hadn’t been so overlooked.
Maybe we can ask the Emmy voters to change their minds this year, just like Rachel got Carmen to give her another chance at NYADA? Just a thought.