It's that time of year again! The announcement of the Emmy Awards nominations is right around the corner, and so Fox is solidifying its decision on which Glee stars it will push for in the various acting categories. As you might guess, a number of the usual suspects are in the mix — but you'll be shocked to find out who Fox is leaving out!
According to Gold Derby, Fox is again submitting Glee for Best Comedy. The show was nominated for the big prize is 2010 and 2011 — but didn't win — and has not been nominated for Best Comedy since then. Hopefully, the fifth time is the charm!
As for the individual acting prizes, Fox is submitting Lea Michele (Rachel) for Best Actress, along with Jane Lynch (Sue) and Naya Rivera (Santana) for Best Supporting Actress. It is submitting Chris Colfer (Kurt), Blake Jenner (Ryder), Kevin McHale (Artie), and Chord Overstreet (Sam) for Best Supporting Actor.
Glee tends to have good luck in the guest-acting categories, and so Fox is submitting Tim Conway and Mike O'Malley (Burt) for Guest Actor and — deep breath! — Kristin Chenoweth (April), Dot-Marie Jones (Beiste), Shirley MacLaine (June), Gwyneth Paltrow (Holly), Romy Rosemont (Carole), and June Squibb (Maggie) for Guest Actress. Whew!
And while we're wishing the best for all of these potential nominees, we must say we're surprised that Darren Criss (Blaine) is not being submitted. We love Blake Jenner, but it's a bit strange that he got the nod of Darren, since Ryder hasn't been a prominent character this season. And where are Adam Lambert (Starchild) or Demi Lovato (Dani) in the Best Guest categories? But we suppose Fox knows what it's doing.
Are you surprised by which cast members Fox has chosen to submit for the Emmys?
Source: Gold Derby