There have been a number of interesting storylines that have come out of the Emmy nominations early Thursday, whether they be John Legend’s search for an EGOT or Peter Dinklage becoming the most-nominated person ever in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category.
Meanwhile, one of the more interesting ones to us is seeing Laurie Metcalf get a much-deserved nomination for her role on Roseanne, despite ABC canceling the show in its current form after Roseanne Barr made a racist comment on social media. The network didn’t promote the show for any Emmys and yet, Metcalfe still received a nod on Thursday morning. We’re thrilled by this mostly because she is a gifted performer, and it would have been a dire shame to see her overlooked because of the actions of someone else.
Sara Gilbert, both a star and an executive producer on Roseanne and the upcoming spin-off The Conners, discussed this nomination in an appearance on The Talk earlier today:
“I want to say a huge congratulations to Laurie Metcalf who was nominated for another Emmy. That gives her an Emmy, an Oscar, and a Tony nomination. She won the Tony but to be nominated for all three is such an exclusive category of so few people. Congratulations. I love you, Laurie.”
As for whether or not Metcalf will win the trophy this year, we do think that she has a chance despite everything that transpired with Roseanne. The biggest thing that she is going to be up against here is just having to contend with the fact that there are so many different, fantastic nominees this year and, cliche as it may sound, all of them are deserving in their own way. They’ve each contributed so much to the fabric of TV over the course of the past year!
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