This ‘Gilmore Girls’ Star Was ‘Shocked’ the Cast Didn’t Get Any Emmy Nominations

by Jeremy Spirogis
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For many followers, Gilmore Girls stays a re-watchable traditional. However, the TV collection was by no means given the distinction of a primetime Emmy. For one Gilmore Girls solid member, that snub by the Academy was “shocking.”

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‘Gilmore Girls’ remains to be related in 2020

The New York Times lately reported on the “enduring” attraction of Gilmore Girls. (Especially in 2020, AKA quarantine-bingeing occasions). That’s one thing “few would have predicted in 2000,” when the present first aired. The publication defined:

It was by no means a breakout hit throughout its 7-year run. It by no means discovered its technique to a mass viewers, was by no means nominated for a significant Emmy, by no means acquired the gotta-watch-it buzz of different reveals that arrived across the similar second.

Amongst 7 seasons of the present, the season four episode “Festival of Living Art” is the one one to take dwelling an Emmy. The collection received for the statue for “Outstanding Makeup.” However, that is still the only real win — and nomination — from the Television Academy.

‘Gilmore Girls’ solid member Scott Patterson was ‘continually shocked’ by the 7-season-long snub

We’ve reported earlier than on the egregious Gilmore Girls Emmy snub. The lack of nods shocked the die-hard followers, but additionally solid members from the present. Scott Patterson, who performed Lorelai’s love principal curiosity, Luke Danes, on the collection, informed The New York Times that there was some degree of expectation of a nod from the Emmys. But that was by no means met.

“We were continually shocked that we were overlooked by the Academy and never really got any nominations for the show, or individual acting,” Patterson defined. “Not that we were doing it to get awards, but you want to be recognized. You want to be given credit.”

Scott Patterson at the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiereScott Patterson at the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life premiere
Scott Patterson on the premiere of Netflix’s Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life | Amanda Edwards/WireImage

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However, it wasn’t simply Patterson who felt that means. Basically everybody on the Gilmore Girls set felt the identical. But significantly when it got here to the present’s fast-talking star, Lauren Graham.

“The cast and crew were especially dismayed that Graham never received the Emmy nomination they believed she richly deserved,” The Times reported.

“I can’t even think of anyone else who could do what she did,” Sheila Lawrence, one of many Gilmore Girls writers, informed the paper. “And I hate that she wasn’t acknowledged with some hardware for that.”

Even although Graham by no means acquired an Emmy nomination for the WB collection, she did get nominated for a Golden Globe, in keeping with IMDb. The Screen Actors Guild and the Television Critics Association Awards additionally nominated Graham for Gilmore Girls; nevertheless, she didn’t win at any of these occasions.

Why did the collection by no means win a Primetime Emmy?

Why was Gilmore Girls snubbed by the Emmy Awards for 7 seasons? The proven fact that it was on the identical community as teeny-bopper soaps like One Tree Hill and Dawson’s Creek didn’t assist something. Not to say, it had some robust competitors towards main community reveals. As The New York Times posited:

Perhaps partly as a result of it was on the fledgling WB, the place it confronted off towards Nielsen behemoths like Friends and American Idol, and partly due to its popularity as a ‘girlie’ present in an period that celebrated middle-aged masculine antiheroes like Tony Soprano, Gilmore Girls by no means acquired a lot awards consideration.

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The proven fact that the phrase “girls” was even within the title additionally may have (sadly) led many higher-ups within the business (who, as we all know, had been/are primarily males) to put in writing it off.

“Indeed, some Gilmore veterans blamed sexism for the present’s second-class standing,” the Times confirmed. “Series about the ordinary triumphs and heartaches of women have until quite recently been treated like they are of inherently limited interest.”

Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has gone on to win a number of Emmys for her Amazon collection The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel –which seems like some form of vindication. Graham’s snubs, nevertheless, nonetheless sting.

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