In the past few years, Chris Pratt has become a full-fledged movie star thanks to his role in the surprise hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” which he followed up with “Jurassic World.” Pratt, who’s been married to Anna Faris (“Mom”) since 2009, is a likable leading man and one of the most famous actors on the planet, but he’s never earned major awards recognition. Will his recent guest appearance on his wife’s show lead to a nomination at the upcoming Emmy Awards?
It’s not uncommon for movie stars of his caliber to avoid doing television, but Pratt got his big break starring as Andy Dwyer on “Parks and Recreation” for all seven seasons. Pratt is indebted to “Parks and Recreation” as they let him take time off from the show to make “Guardians of the Galaxy.” When the seventh season debuted, Pratt was a movie star and many thought he would earn his first Emmy nom as Best Comedy Supporting Actor, but he was again snubbed. However, the Comedy Guest Actor category might be easier for Pratt to garner a nomination this year.
On “Mom,” Pratt guest starred as Faris’ character Christy’s love interest but also the nephew of her sponsor, Marjorie (Mimi Kennedy). After an adorable meet-cute at a parking meter, Christy is warned to stay away from Nick. But after finding out he’s a horse riding instructor they begin an intense relationship as Christy tries to hide it from Marjorie. Pratt’s character becomes a little too intense, proposing on their first date and showing up at her home to serenade her. Pratt once again uses his many comedic gifts that many “Parks and Recreation” fans were happy to see on display again.
But for Pratt to earn a nomination, he will have to get around the Emmy’s aversion to “Mom.” Other than Alison Janney, who has won twice as Best Comedy Supporting Actor (2014-2015), the show has yet to explode at the Emmys. Faris has been snubbed for her comedic effort to date, while “Mom” has also had trouble getting in the Guest Comedy categories including a strange snub for Janney’s “The Help” co-star Octavia Spencer. If Pratt should get nominated it might make for an awkward day if his wife Farris is once again is snubbed.
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