We’ve still got several months to go before the 2014 Emmy Awards air this fall, and a few weeks left before the nominations are even announced, but aren’t you just a tad bit curious about which Glee actors and actresses are being considered for Emmys this year? The show may have had an uneven fifth season (to put it mildly) but there were still several noteworthy performances from series regulars and guest stars alike. We speculated about who might be nominated awhile back, but now we know for sure thanks to Emmys.com.
The official Emmy ballot is now out (where you vote for who should be nominated) and there’s a lot of Glee love on there. The show itself is on the nominating ballot in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, and Lea Michele (Rachel) is listed in the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series category while Naya Rivera (Santana) and Jane Lynch (Sue) both appear in the Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series category.
Several of the boys — Chris Colfer (Kurt), Darren Criss (Blaine), Blake Jenner (Ryder), Kevin McHale (Artie), and Chord Overstreet (Sam) — are going against one another in the Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series category, and with that many Glee names in one category we’re hoping at least one of them (or more!) walks away with a nomination.
For the guest actor and actress categories, each performer is submitted based on a performance in one episode and several Glee cast members are asking to be recognized for their work in “The Quarterback” — the moving tribute to Finn (Cory Monteith) that aired last fall.
In the guest actor category, for example, Tim Conaway is on the nominating ballot for his work in “Old Dog, New Tricks,” and Mike O'Malley (Burt Hummel) is listed on the ballot for his performance in “The Quarterback.” Both Dot-Marie Jones (Coach Beiste) and Romy Rosemont (Carole Hudson-Hummel) are on the ballot for their work on “The Quarterback” as well, though their names are listed in the Guest Actress category. We love Dot, but if you ask us, Romy delivered one of the most moving performances as a grieving mother that we’ve ever seen.
The other hopefuls in the Guest Actress category are Kristin Chenoweth (“100”), Shirley MacLaine (“The Back-Up Plan”), Gwyneth Paltrow (“New Directions”), and June Squibb (“Old Dog, New Tricks”). Again, we love all these gals but we really hope Romy gets the nom.
And last but not least, two episodes were submitted for the Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series category — “The Quarterback” and “Old Dog, New Tricks,” which is the episode that Chris wrote. We told you there was a lot of love!
Do you think Glee will score a nomination in any of these categories? Tell us what you think in the comments below!
Glee Season 6 is expected to debut in 2015.