Tags: grammer | emmy | award | snubbed

Kelsey Grammer: Emmys Snubbed Me Because of Political Beliefs

Friday, 17 Aug 2012 02:31 PM

By James Hirsen

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Despite Kelsey Grammer's win of a recent Golden Globe award for Best Actor, the “Boss” star did not even garner an Emmy nomination.

Even though Grammer's cable series role, in which he portrays a Machiavellian Chicago mayor, was hailed by the critics, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences snubbed the multiple Emmy winner.

Yeterday evening host Jay Leno asked “Tonight Show” guest Grammer about the Emmy slight.

“It may have to do with several things, honestly, but I think it’s possible . . . I mean, I am a . . .  I’m a declared out of the closet Republican in Hollywood,” said Grammer.

The actor posed the question, “Do I believe it’s possible that some young person, young voting actor — or even older voting member for the Emmys — would sit there and go, ‘Yeah, that’s a great performance, but ooooooooooooh, I just hate everything he stands for?’”

In a sarcastic tone, Grammer answered, “I don’t believe that’s possible.”

Grammer, who last won an Emmy in 2006, was then challenged by Leno, who noted that the actor had been awarded a slew of Emmys for his roles on the network TV shows “Cheers,” “Frasier,” and “The Simpsons.”

“Just after that last [2006 Emmy win], I became one [a Republican],” Grammer explained.

“Obviously I’ve been overlooked because the work is not up to standard,” Grammer sarcastically added.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Passengers Push Plane on Icy Russian Runway (With Help of a Tractor)

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 20:45 PM

Passengers on a Russian plane got off to push the aircraft to help get it on the runway after it began slipping on ice i . . .

Bernie Tiede, Convicted Murderer Mortician, to Get New Sentencing

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 17:39 PM

Bernie Tiede, the mortician who was convicted of killing his companion Marjorie Nugent in 1996, will receive a new sente . . .

Chrysler Pentastar Logo Getting Phased Out With FCA Formation

Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 15:51 PM

Chrysler's iconic Pentastar logo is being phased out as the company introduces a new logo in keeping with the newly form . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved