July 23, 2012 at 4:53 pm #252288
I thought about this being a minor possibility last year when Shepherd was snubbed for Comedy Guest Actress, but didn’t think much of it because she was new to Emmy races.
However, this year, Whoopi Goldberg was eligible for Comedy Guest Actress for not one, but TWO shows, Glee and The Middle, and was snubbed of a nomination. Shepherd was eligible for 30 Rock again, and her performance in her episode was highly-acclaimed and considered the highlight of the season, as was her performance last season.
So here is my question. Whoopi and Sherri are co-hosts on the daytime show The View, one of the most-watched daytime shows on television, and give their opinions on controversial topics everyday. So, could the fact they are on the show giving their opinions everyday be hurting their Emmy chances? Academy members could watch The View, disagree with them alot, and therefore that prevents them from getting nominations?July 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm #252290
These boards sure are obsessed for famous women, huh?July 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm #252291
I think you are overstating the acclaim that Sherri got. She didn’t do much special to me in her “30 Rock” episodes. It was just average acting. Now, Whoopi, I think is probably just seen as somebody thats already achieved enough acclaim and accolades, so perhaps that is why she was overlooked, although, I agree she was great on “The Middle”. Her work on “GLEE” was good, but not award-worthy to me.
Also, GLEE has been gradually loosing steam each season. This is one reason they aren’t getting as many nominations now as they once did.July 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm #252292
I was hoping that Shepherd would get a nomination for 30 Rock. The fact that Margaret Cho and Kathy Bates got in for their 2-3 minute cameos really confuses the hell out of me. Maybe she should just host SNL, we all know she can do it. She’s a freakin’ comedienne.
I was wondering why nobody was mentioning Whoopi’s fantastic work on The Middle. I thought she was absolutely hysterical. I love Whoopi but sometimes her small acting cameos turn into written roles about Whoopi herself, but this was written perfectly and Whoopi performed the hell out of it.
I remember Joy saying that when they won their first Emmy, she was shocked because she thought that the voters could not stand them. And that if one co-hosts opinions bugged them, it ruined the chances for the rest.July 23, 2012 at 7:33 pm #252293
Yeah, but…Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey are also very vocal about their political opinions and they remain Emmy favorites.
i don’t watch The Middle much, but in terms of Glee, Whoopi just read her lines. She wasn’t given much range. Sherri Shepard is hilarious on 30 Rock…but so is Will Forte and Chloe Moretz and both of them have been snubbed more than once.
So…no, I don’t The View is hurting them. If anything, it’s probably helping them. They just don’t get enough votes, apparentlyJuly 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm #252294
But its not just political opinions. Whoopi and Sherri have made many controversial statements, and I think that is hurting them.July 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm #252295
Yeah, politics doesn’t seem to be much of a factor. Kelsey Grammer is one of Hollywood’s best known conservatives, and he has 5 Emmys. 24 is one of the famous TV programs that some accused of being pro-right wing, and yet it won Emmys for Series, Acting, Directing, and Writing, as well as a bunch of technical awards. So unless you get into a really big scandal, or say or do something really heinous, I don’t think you will be affected that much. But then again, Alec Baldwin has been in numerous scandals in the last few years (the phone call to his daughter being the most well known) and said/done some controversial things (blowing up on the airlines, threating papparazi) and yet he still gets Emmy nominations and wins SAG Awards every year. Go figure.July 23, 2012 at 9:32 pm #252296
I think Whoopi Goldberg said goodbye to her career as an actress who could be taken seriously the moment she signed on to the The View. Just sayin’.July 23, 2012 at 10:31 pm #252297
I think maybe Sherri isn’t considered by many to be a serious actress. Frankly I’ve always been surprised that they didn’t recast that role with somebody more talented.
I do agree that Margaret Cho’s nomination is very shocking to me. I really feel that #1 her performance wasn’t all that good, #2, I didn’t think she was well-liked at all. But I’m glad she’s getting some acclaim.July 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm #252298
Perhaps being on a daytime chat show makes them seem like less serious actors, but then again otheers who may have had similar perception issues have been nominated before. I think with Whoppi it is that Glee is no longer a show that will pick up nominations for any famous actor and The Middle isn’t on the emmy radar at all. Sherri is probably a bit more unlucky in a crowded field.July 24, 2012 at 6:49 am #252299
This is as accurate as saying that Joel McHale doesn’t get nominated because he talks or repeats crap about other people/shows on The Soup and half of the television world might hate him because of it. Or that Community gets hurt because of it too.
Or Kathy Griffin, who actually has two Emmys and recieved something like her ninth nomination this year and had her show nominated for its entire run.July 24, 2012 at 7:00 am #252300
It’s already been said, but I think it boils down to the guest categories being such a crapshoot at the Emmys, and in both cases, there are strikes against them that have nothing to do with “The View.” In Whoopi’s case, “The Middle” is a show that voters either don’t watch or care nothing about, so no nod there. Her appearance on “Glee” was what the role demanded, but it wasn’t anything that screamed must nominate. Sherri’s case is more puzzling. “30 Rock” is still a prime contender in the guest categories, and honestly, if they can nominate Elizabeth Banks and Margaret Cho and overlook Mary Steenburgen and Elaine Stritch, Sherri Shepherd didn’t have a legitimate chance at a nod this year. Her second appearance wasn’t as good as her first time on “30 Rock.” But that first time she was so good. She not only deserved to be nominated for “Queen of Jordan,” but she should have won the Emmy that year (yes, even over Gwyneth Paltrow). I’d guess that “The View” is helping to keep those two in the conversation at all versus hurting them.July 24, 2012 at 7:38 am #252301
Agree with that guest acting races just being a crap shoot. Yes predictable nominees get in (Michael J. Fox, others), but a lot of surprises always happen with this category:
Out-of-nowhere nods from Ritter, Feldman, Cho, Dot-Marie Jones and Loretta Devine last year.
And notable snubs from proven Emmy favorites Clarkson, Mullally (3 years now), Cynthia Nixon.
Everyone knows Whoopi Goldberg. I don’t think The View does anything at all to her chances. Shepherd is a different case. If anything, The View has brought her notariety that she never had starring in films like ‘Soul Plane’, and endless guest appearance on shows you’ve most likely forgotten about. She was really first known for The View.
And many Emmy favorites are very vocal about their politics, so we can’t really count that against them.
I don’t watch ‘The Middle’ but I know if you saw Whoopi’s 2 minutes of silent screentime in ‘Glee’, you know she in no way deserved an Emmy nomination. I agree that Shepherd deserved a nomination for 30 Rock last year. This year there was a lot of competition and her episode wasn’t as strong.
To answer the original quesiton, no.
July 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm #252302
It’s already been said, but I think it boils down to the guest categories being such a crapshoot at the Emmys, and in both cases, there are strikes against them that have nothing to do with “The View.” In Whoopi’s case, “The Middle” is a show that voters either don’t watch or care nothing about, so no nod there. Her appearance on “Glee” was what the role demanded, but it wasn’t anything that screamed must nominate. Sherri’s case is more puzzling. “30 Rock” is still a prime contender in the guest categories, and honestly, if they can nominate Elizabeth Banks and Margaret Cho and overlook Mary Steenburgen and Elaine Stritch, Sherri Shepherd didn’t have a legitimate chance at a nod this year. Her second appearance wasn’t as good as her first time on “30 Rock.” But that first time she was so good. She not only deserved to be nominated for “Queen of Jordan,” but she should have won the Emmy that year (yes, even over Gwyneth Paltrow). I’d guess that “The View” is helping to keep those two in the conversation at all versus hurting them.
I agree with you about Sherri deserving the nod last year and even the win over Gwenyth from Glee. Also, Elizabeth Banks getting nodded 2 years in a row for 30 Rock is just depressing. I think that if the tape system were in place last year and this year in determining the nominees (2006 anyone) for the Guest categories, then we would have a different set of nominees.
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