Leonard Nimoy says Emmy snub for Fringe is ridiculous!
With the nominations for the 64th Emmy Awards announced last week, many people were surprised that popular US sci-fi show, Fringe, was left out of the running, and none were more surprised than the original Mr Spock himself, Leonard Nimoy.
The Star Trek actor took to social networking site, Twitter, on Thursday to voice his disappointment, tweeting to fans:, “No Emmy nomination for Fringe. Ridiculous.So much talent. So much hard work. So much imagination. LLAP.”
Nimoy, who has made several appearances on the J.J. Abrahams creation, as Dr. William Bell, was not only frustrated at the lack of acknowledgement for Fringe, but also for that of the Star Trek series, adding: “Shouldn’t be so surprised about Fringe. Emmy has given short shrift to Star Trek for 46 years. Amazing. LLAP.”
Fringe had previously been nominated in the highly acclaimed award ceremony both in 2009 and 2010, but did not win any, but with the show entering its final series in the US this autumn it means that it only has one last shot at taking home the gong, when the ceremony is held again next year.
Another surprising oversight at this years ceremony is the teenage hit sensation choir show, Glee, but in a more rather gracious statement from its leading lady than that of Nimoy, Lea Michelle (who plays Rachel Barry in the iconic drama) told E! Online: ”There’s some really great stuff out there right now, so I feel like this is just the natural progression of things,”
“I am a huge fan of ‘Girls’ and the fact that Lena [Dunham] got nominated and the show got nominated is amazing,” Michelle humbly explained, as well as praising her own show: “I’m very proud of our last season. I think it was one of our best seasons ever.”
Watch an interview with Leonard discussing his Fringe role in the clip below: