Podcast: ‘Boss’ producers Stella Stolper and Brian Sher

The odds are pretty good that “Boss” executive producer Stella Stolper will lose emotional control at the Golden Globes. That’s because her series’ star, Kelsey Grammer, has excellent 2 to 1 racetrack odds to win Best Drama Actor, according to Gold Derby. See a breakdown of the rankings by experts and Gold Derby’s Editors and Site Users.

“I will scream” if “Boss” wins either of its two nominations (the other is for Best Drama Series), she says. Referring to producer/writer Farhad Safinia, she adds, “I will probably rip Farhad’s clothes off and jump up and down. I promise. My emotions will get the better of me.”

Listen to my podcast chat with Stella and co-producer Brian Sher by clicking the right-pointing arrow below.


Sher calls the Golden Globe Award the “holy grail” for everyone involved with the Starz channel drama because they appreciate how the award has often hailed critically hailed new TV series before the programs became Nielsen hits. He admits that he was “completely floored” when “Boss” reaped a nomination for Best Drama Series so soon after its debut. A nom for Kelsey Grammer was foreseen by most kudos gurus, but the bid for the show was, admittedly, a surprise.

“We had eight one-hour episodes,” he notes. “It’s the least amount of episodes ever of a new show to get nominated. The fact that we’re considered to be one of five best drama series on TV where there are 300 channels, that’s thrilling.”

In the race for Best Drama Actor, Grammer competes against Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire”), Damian Lewis (“Homeland), Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) and Jeremy Irons (“The Borgias”). In the contest for Best Drama Series, “Boss” is pitted against “American Horror Story,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Game of Thrones” and “Homeland.” See their odds to win here.

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