During his executive session Monday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, Pedowitz said both shows’ low ratings never a huge issue for him, but he is more disappointed, on behalf of “Crazy co-creator Aline Brosh McKenna and star/co-creator Rachel Bloom, and “Jane” creator Jennie Snyder Urman and star Gina Rodriguez, that neither critically acclaimed series has ever been able to break through with Emmy voters.
“I’m more disappointed in some way, shape or form that [they] never got the accolades they deserved from the academy,” Pedowitz said, singling out “Crazy”’s hilarious, original tunes in particular. “I’m more amazed by the fact that the Academy could not recognize ‘Crazy Ex’ for any original music, given the fact that they do original music week in and week out.”
Bloom and Rodriguez won Golden Globes during their respective first seasons, but have been snubbed by Emmy voters every year so far. “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” has won two Emmys for editing and choreography, and has three additional nominations for their music. “Jane,” a Peabody winner, has only accrued two nominations, both for its narrator Anthony Mendez. Neither show received a nomination this year.
Next year is the final chance for them to make a mark at the Emmys as both are entering their final seasons.
Pedowitz added that he has a theory about The CW’s Emmy futility in general, not just “Crazy” and Jane,” but quipped the network’s head of PR won’t let him share them. Since its inception in 2006, The CW still has yet to produce a single acting nominee.
“I’m disappointed for them and my whole team that we never got that recognition, and I hate to say it, we deserved it,” Pedowitz said.
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