Oh what a difference four years makes. Back in summer 2010, Glee, which had just finished its first season was nominated for a whopping 11 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Lea Michele (Rachel) and Supporting Actor for Chris Colfer (Kurt), but with the 2014 Emmy nominations released this morning, July 10, we were saddened to realize that none of the actors or actresses had been recognized for their most recent work on the FOX dramedy.
Truth be told, Glee had a difficult, uneven, and hardly-watched fifth season which began shooting just weeks after Cory Monteith’s (Finn) devastating death nearly a year ago, but we were still holding out hope that the show had some Emmy power left especially given many of the raw and powerful performances put forth in Cory/Finn’s memorial episode, “The Quarterback.” If you ask us, Romy Rosemont (Carole Hudson-Hummel) should have been a lock in the Outstanding Guest Actress category based on her performance in that hour alone.
Still, Emmy nomination day was a complete loss for Glee’s extended family. Jane Lynch (Sue), though not nominated for the show, did manage to snag a nom for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program for her duties on Hollywood Game Night. The actress was also recognized for her work on Discovery Channel's Penguins: Waddle All The Way, for which she received an Outstanding Narrator nomination.
On July 9, just a day before Jane’s double-Emmy nom, she hosted a Febreze luncheon in New York City and seemed to be truly enjoying herself — just look at her cozying up to that massive dog in the photo above!
Last but certainly not least, frequent Glee director Paris Barclay scored a nod for his work on the series. In Season 5 Paris directed “100,” the first half of Glee’s two-part 100th episode celebration.
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