‘Glee’ series finale: Let’s look back at show’s pitchy Emmys history

Glee” ended its six-season run on Fox Friday night, and while choir show fans around the globe are still wiping tears from their eyes, let’s take a look back at the show’s on-again, off-again track(suit) record at the Emmys.

Just this week the TV Academy ruled that “Glee” — as well as other hour-long shows “Shameless” and “Jane the Virgin” — will be eligible to compete in the comedy series categories at the upcoming Emmys even though new rules define laffers as programs that run 30 minutes or less. (Meanwhile, fellow 60-minute show “Orange is the New Black” must switch over to the drama races.)

That’s great news for “Glee,” which competed as a comedy for its first five years, winning six Emmys along the way from 39 total nominations. By far its biggest haul came for its breakout first season, when “Glee” led all TV series with 19 nominations, winning four. However, Emmy love has faded over the years, as last year only netted a single nom for director Paris Barclay.

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Below, the complete list of Emmy nominations for “Glee”:

2010 Emmys (Season 1)
Best Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch) – Winner
Best Guest Actor (Neil Patrick Harris) – Winner
Best Directing (Ryan Murphy) – Winner
Best Sound Mixing – Winner
Best Comedy Series
Best Actor (Matthew Morrison)
Best Actress (Lea Michele)
Best Supporting Actor (Chris Colfer)
Best Guest Actor (Mike O’Malley)
Best Guest Actress (Kristin Chenoweth)
Best Directing (Paris Barclay)
Best Writing
Best Art Direction
Best Casting
Best Costumes
Best Hairstyling
Best Hairstyling
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup

2011 Emmys (Season 2)
Best Guest Actress (Gwyneth Paltrow) – Winner
Best Casting – Winner
Best Comedy Series
Best Supporting Actor (Colfer)
Best Supporting Actress (Lynch)
Best Guest Actress (Chenoweth)
Best Guest Actress (Dot-Marie Jones)
Best Costumes
Best Hairstyling
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup
Best Prosthetic Makeup
Best Sound Mixing

2012 Emmys (Season 3)
Best Guest Actress (Jones)
Best Cinematography
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup

2013 Emmys (Season 4)
Best Supporting Actress (Lynch)
Best Guest Actress (Jones)
Best Directing (Barclay)
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup

2014 Emmys (Season 5)
Best Directing (Barclay)

2015 Emmys (Season 6)
TBA – Stay tuned to see if the show’s final season gets any Emmy love

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And now watch this bonus video from the Paley Festival, when I asked Michele what her Broadway-loving character Rachel Berry would think of being at the Dolby Theatre.

2 thoughts on “‘Glee’ series finale: Let’s look back at show’s pitchy Emmys history

  1. It’s lovely that some people still love the show, but it’s been a mess the last three seasons and should have been graduated after season four — instead it was renewed for TWO more seasons.

    That Kevin Reilly.

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