‘Roseanne’ Shunned In Emmy Race Except For Laurie Metcalf & Editor Nominations

Deadline | 7/12/2018 | Dominic Patten
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Nobody really expected the self-destructing Roseanne star herself to receive any Emmy nomination treats today after her racist rants and the ABC’s subsequent cancellation of the revival. However, TV Academy voters who snubbed Roseanne Barr went for rewarding an old favorite and a newcomer for the blue-collar comedy on Thursday with recognition for Laurie Metcalf and Editing.

Nothing for John Goodman or Sara Gilbert, both of whom will be back this fall for the salvaged The Conners spinoff that the Disney-owned network is putting on to replace ratings-busting Rossanne. Past Emmy winner Goodman — who landed seven consecutive noms for the original series but never won for that role — might find himself in double TV Academy glory down the line if HBO orders The Righteous Gemstones pilot to series.

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With the vile tweets from the on-again/off-again remorseful Barr, the show’s pulled plug and abandoned Roseanne FYC campaign, perhaps the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nom for Metcalf appears more connected to the recent Tony winner than to the show that was sunk by scandal. In congratulating the three-time Emmy winner and Lady Bird Oscar nominee this morning, ABC barely mentioned the show in its shout-out to Metcalf getting recognized again for her work as the Jackie Harris character:

Although ABC was silent about Barr herself today, the network couldn’t shut up about the show just a few months ago.

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Having debuted on March 27 to controversy for its pro-Donald Trump slant and huge numbers for an overjoyed ABC, the four-time Emmy-winning Roseanne looked to have nominations locked all around. Producers Carsey-Werner submitted Barr’s name for the Outstanding Lead...
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