There was a lot of head scratching in Hollywood yesterday when Ellen Degeneres was not on the list of nominees at Best Talk Show Host.
On her website Ellen posted this non-explanation explanation: "I didn’t submit myself for the ‘Best Talk Show Host’ Emmy this year. I feel my steroid use gives me an unfair advantage."
But Tom O’Neil, who writes for the Los Angeles Times’ Gold Derby blog, has another explanation. O’Neil, by the way, has written a book about the Emmys and is considered an expert on the competition.
He writes at Gold Derby that Ellen, last year, lost the "Best Host" award to the women who host "The View." Prior to that she had won the award four times in a row. Thus, O’Neil concludes that it’s possible that Degeneres didn’t enter this year so she doesn’t have to face the possiblity of losing again.