2012 Emmys: Leonard Nimoy responds to Fox’s ‘Fringe’ snub


Year after year, there are always a few shows that receive some relentless hype from their fans in hopes of them finally cracking into consideration for an Emmy, and many of them often end up getting disappointed. Despite some strong storytelling — and most notably a stellar performance from John Noble in a supporting role — “Fringe” remains one of those shows.

While not every star of the show is speaking out about the snub, a certain legendary actor is making his thoughts known on what he feels is even further injustice to a brand of television long ignored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. In a series of posts on Twitter, here is what Leonard Nimoy had to say:

“No Emmy nomination for Fringe. Ridiculous.So much talent. So much hard work. So much imagination …¬†Shouldn’t be so surprised about Fringe. Emmy has given short shrift to Star Trek for 46 years. Amazing.”

If you need any further evidence of just how much love Nimoy has for “Fringe” in his heart, it is the only show in which he has come out of retirement to appear in over the past few years. (He did a voiceover for “The Big Bang Theory” last season, but did not appear in physical form.) The biggest challenge the show faces is that science fiction has been a long-ignored genre of television when it comes to awards shows, and “Lost” in the only program in the genre recent memory to score any recognition at all within the category.

Unfortunately, “Fringe” is really going to only have one more opportunity to take home some nominations next year, as the final season is set to premiere this fall.

Do you think Nimoy is right? If you want to check out a trailer for season 5 of the show, be sure to head over to this link.

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