February 5, 2014 at 10:58 pm #310460
Now that “The Michael J. Fox Show” has been cancelled, will Michael J. Fox still receive an Emmy nomination as Comedy Lead Actor?
What are some recent examples of shows being canceled and the stars still being nominated?
And are you happy or disappointed in NBC’s decision to end the show?February 5, 2014 at 11:23 pm #310462
No. I wasn’t predicting him before today either. He might guest star on The Good Wife in the spring and receive another Emmy nom that way.
I’m pleased with the news. I’ve actually seen all the episodes. None of them were that great, but I like Michael J. Fox so I kept watching. Silly me.
2006 — Stockard Channing, Out of Practice & Lisa Kudrow, The ComebackFebruary 6, 2014 at 12:11 am #310463
Laura Dern – EnlightenedFebruary 6, 2014 at 12:17 am #310464
I think that what really hurts Michael J. Fox here is not just that his show was cancelled, but that it has been pulled from the schedule, even with unaired episodes already produced. That demonstrates a real lack of faith and goodwill for the show from even its own network. It will be hard for Emmy voters to care with that attitude.February 6, 2014 at 5:31 am #310465
I think it could go either way. The show has no buzz or real support, but it’s Michael J. Fox, so he’s prime name-check material.February 6, 2014 at 6:04 am #310466
Kristin Chenoweth for Pushing Daisies is the other classic example right ?
Anyway, he was aready unlikely to be nominated before the cancellation, now he has close to no shot.February 6, 2014 at 6:07 am #310467
yes.February 6, 2014 at 6:30 am #310468
No Emmy nomination for MJF now. Not for this show at least. At least this means that he can return to “The Good Wife” sooner and shine there again.
All of the ingredients were there to make a quality show, but the final effort was so not that. Sad news.February 6, 2014 at 7:08 am #310469
Depends. The 6th spot is between him and Robin Williams, and I’m leaning towards MJF since Williams got shut out at SAG and the Globes.February 6, 2014 at 8:01 am #310470
If Modern Family never existed, The MJF Show would be winning Emmys all over the place in 2014 including best comedy series, simply because it is a new family show… But MF magnificently owns that title and rightly fucking so… It still is the most nuanced, contemporary, and thought-provoking family ‘sitcom’ on the TV today, and you have to admit this in spite of its at times less-than-strong episodes and its other bad habits; overall, it’s a fantastic show.February 6, 2014 at 8:24 am #310471
I agree with about 10% of dude93’s post – the fact that MF has less-than-strong episodes and other bad habits.February 6, 2014 at 9:13 am #310472
I would not be so quick to dismiss his chances. While I was not a fan of the show, I actually thought it verged on terrible, he is still Michael J. Fox. Plus, there are a guaranteed two open spots with the absences of Alec Baldwin and Jason Bateman.
The only people I would call locks in this category for a nomination would be Jim Parsons and Louis C.K. I have no idea if either Matt LeBlanc or Don Cheadle will return. With the exception of Brooklyn 99, there have not really been any new hit comedies this past TV season (and calling B99 a hit is a stretch).
And then there is always Robin Williams. I can easily envision both of them being nominated. I know Williams was not nominated for either the Globe or SAG, but I do not put much stock in those award shows when it comes to TV, especially SAG.
With as many as four spots up for grabs this year, I can see Michael J. Fox getting a nomination. Let’s not forget his acting was not bad by any means. It just was not special or as good as many were hoping. Also with that many spots up for grabs, I feel they would actually have to try pretty hard to not nominate Fox.
I agree having your show cancelled and not even airing the last episodes is not helpful in getting a nomination. But if anyone can overcome those odds, Michael J. Fox might just be the one who can.February 6, 2014 at 9:20 am #310473
Samberg and Williams are poised to take Baldwin’s and Bateman’s slots. Cheadle, C.K., LeBlanc, Parsons, Samberg, & Williams sounds about right to me. If C.K. doesn’t come back in time, then okay, MJF has a shot.February 6, 2014 at 9:54 am #310474
I think him and Williams will get the Baldwin and Bateman spots. I love Andy Samberg but B99 isn’t great and he isn’t as loved by the Emmys as FoxFebruary 6, 2014 at 10:04 am #310475
Samberg actually has six Emmy nominations, including one win.
[quote=”dude93″]If Modern Family never existed, The MJF Show would be winning Emmys all over the place in 2014 including best comedy series, simply because it is a new family show… But MF magnificently
owns that title and rightly fucking so… It still is the most nuanced,
contemporary, and thought-provoking family ‘sitcom’ on the TV today,
and you have to admit this in spite of its at times less-than-strong
episodes and its other bad habits; overall, it’s a fantastic
I agree with about 10% of dude93’s post – the fact that MF
has less-than-strong episodes and other bad habits.[/quote]The Michael J. Fox Show would suck whether Modern Family existed or not. That Modern Family exists just means that not only does The Michael J. Fox Show suck, but it is derivative as well. The Michael J. Fox Show would not suddenly get nominated and win without Modern Family.