Glee’s 2012 Emmy Snubs: Lea Michele and Creator Ryan Murphy React
It looks like the people behind Glee are handling their lack of Emmy nominations a lot better than we are! (Yes, we’re still sulking about those egregious snubs.) It’s official: No one can accuse Glee’s stars of being sore losers.
Lea Michele(Rachel) remained upbeat, telling E! that this is “just the natural progression of things,” given that “there are so many incredible shows right now.” So we might be bitter about the fact that Glee got a paltry 3 nominations this year — compared to the whopping 20 (!) it received in 2010 — but Lea sure isn’t. Seriously — how much do we love her?
Lea also doesn’t feel that there was anything wrong with Glee in Season 3. “I’m very proud of our last season. I think it was of our best seasons ever,” she says. Okay, so it’s not hard for it to be one of the “best seasons ever” when there have only been three seasons so far, but we get what she means.
So who will Lea be rooting for come Emmy night? As it turns out, she’s obsessed with HBO’s Girls! “I am a huge fan of Girls, and the fact that Lena [Dunham] got nominated and the show got nominated is amazing,” Lea says. Let’s just hope that Rachel has an easier time finding success in New York than Girls’ Hannah has.
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Show creator Ryan Murphy is remaining similarly thankful for the success that the show has already had, acknowledging that there was stiff competition this year. “I just feel grateful for what I got and happy for Dot,” he says, referring to the show’s lone acting nomination for Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Beiste).
And he, too, is a Girls fanatic, calling it his “favorite show on TV.” Ryan says that he admires it for being “really bold.” So much Girls love! Then again, it makes sense that Ryan would be a fan, since his upcoming fall show The New Normal will star Andrew Rannells, who also appears on Girls as Hannah’s ex-boyfriend. Isn’t it fun to play “Six Degrees of Ryan Murphy”?