One particular snub among the Emmy nominations announced yesterday seems to be eliciting an especially vocal display of disappointment among the other nominees, TVLine.com reports.
Actor Nick Offerman on NBC’s much buzzed "Parks and Recreation" was overlooked, even as the show earned a nomination for best comedy and Amy Poehler received a nod for lead actress in a comedy.
Offerman’s Ron Swanson has developed a cult following, the story notes. And among his fans, apparently, are a number of this year’s Emmy nominees.
“I’m terribly sad about Nick Offerman. I’m quite confused by that [snub],” said Michelle Forbes, who earned a nod for best supporting actress in a drama for her role on AMC’s "The Kiliing."
Said Poehler: “It’s total bull shiz that Nick didn’t get recognized, but I fully expect that to be happening next season. Ron Swanson would be proud of the show getting a nod and wouldn’t want the attention. But I’ll say what Nick Offerman can’t and wouldn’t say, which is that he’s the best in the biz, and I don’t quite understand why we don’t see his name there. [But] I’m happy we’ll all be there [for the show’s nomination].”
Added “Parks and Recreation” showrunner Mike Schur: “The first thing I saw was that the show had been nominated, which was amazing. And then the next piece of information I got was that [Offerman] hadn’t been. … I just personally feel like nobody gave a better performance on TV last year in that category, and maybe any category. So it really bummed me out. He’s kind of our cast MVP, and in many ways our cast leader, and I just think that he’s very special and I hope someday the community agrees with me.”