The producers of Fox and NBC Universal TV comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” took the high road when asked about being snubbed for a nomination in the comedy series category.
“I think it takes time to build a presence and to build a ground swell, but we are happy to be considered, whichever way it goes,”executive producer David Miner told the Television Critics Association during a set visit on Wednesday.
He continued, “Those are some excellent shows that were nominated. There’s a lot of wonderful television, and we are very happy we do this show.”
They enjoyed the high road for about a half a second before executive producer Mike Schur interjected, “Maybe too much wonderful television. There might be too much now. I have 75 shows on my DVR that I will never watch.”
Expectations were high among media and critics that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and its star, Andy Samberg, would nab noms after being awarded the Golden Globes for Best Comedy and Best Comedy actor, respectively. But the TV Academy didn’t shut the show out completely, and that’s what the gang chooses to focus on.
Andre Braugher earned a spot in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series race. The show also earned a nomination for stunt coordinator Norman Howell in the Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program race.
“Well, we did get recognized with Andre’s work,” Miner said. “And stunts, Norm. So, I think we are happily on the Academy radar.”