“Roseanne” is dead, and so are its Emmy chances, according to our users. The sitcom was one of ABC’s big Emmy hopes this season, but the show’s cancellation Tuesday in the wake of star Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet has led to a canceled FYC campaign. Shows and actors have made the cut without one (or much of one) before, but “no one from this is getting in nor should they,” user eastwest posted in our forums.
“While I agree that one should separate the art from the person, this isn’t the case,” eastwest continued. “The art these people were giving was finger paints. They were in this for the coins and it showed.”
User Andrew Carden added: “Welp. This can now be safely dropped from all Emmy categories.”
ABC canceled “Roseanne” — the No. 1 show of the season — hours after Barr tweeted that former Barack Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, an African-American, was the offspring of the Muslim Brotherhood and “Planet of the Apes.”
“Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said in a statement.
As of Tuesday morning, “Roseanne” was in eighth place in our combined odds for Best Comedy Series – for which it was never nominated during its original nine-season run. Barr was in seventh place for Best Comedy Actress; John Goodman, eighth for Best Comedy Actor; and Laurie Metcalf, second for Best Comedy Supporting Actress.
User Atypical found Metcalf, Sara Gilbert and Estelle Parsons all Emmy-worthy and is “sad that they won’t see the recognition they deserve because of Roseanne’s vile politics.”
But user GusCruz thinks Goodman, who never won for “Roseanne,” and Metcalf, a three-time champ for the show and fresh off an Oscar nomination for “Lady Bird,” have outside shots at getting in. “If Goodman and Metcalf have enough friends, they can still score nods as a ‘we’ve got your back’ move,” he wrote. “But unlikely.”
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