Since last October, a series of scandals and accusations have brought down powerful Hollywood figures and trained a harsh spotlight on many in the entertainment industry. As the June 25 deadline for Emmy nomination voting nears, we have to wonder if any of these shows can survive the hit.
Emmy voters never really warmed up to Roseanne Barr’s original show, and her racist tweet heard ’round the world likely doomed any chances for the canceled reboot.
Accusations of misconduct by Emmy-winning series star Jeffrey Tambor hurt, but a New York Times interview in which Jessica Walter detailed Tambor’s verbal abuse and other (male) cast members came to his defense derailed its Emmy campaign.
The show’s Season 4, which is eligible for Emmys this year, is the last season with Tambor. It wouldn’t be surprising if the Emmys skip it to see how the next (and final) Tambor-less season plays out.
“Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”
She used the C-word to describe Ivanka Trump. The right went ballistic. She apologized. Will (mostly liberal) voters forgive?
The Tony Awards
The Tonys have 13 consecutive nominations and nine wins, but last year’s show was hosted by Kevin Spacey. CBS and the American Theatre Wing opted not to submit the show in any major category, taking it out of the running themselves.