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No Emmy nomination for Rebecca Romijn and here's why

by Allison Waldman, posted Jun 27th 2008 9:44AM
Rebecca Romijn - UBThe Emmy nominations won't be announced until July 17, but we can tell you right now without a doubt that Ugly Betty's Rebecca Romijn will not be among the outstanding supporting actress in a comedy category at the Emmys. No, we're not psychic. It's just that her spokesman has confirmed that her name was never actually submitted. DOH! And why was that, you wonder. No good reason, said her rep, "It was an oversight."

According to L.A. Times' Tom O'Neil, this isn't really that far-fetched an occurrence. Tim Allen, at the height of his Home Improvement success, missed a chance for an Emmy nomination when somebody fumbled the ball. The next year, his paperwork was hand-delivered, accompanied by the University of Southern California marching band.

Romijn's omission -- on the surface -- looks like a mistake. Yes, it's true that her status on the show is going from series regular to recurring, but I don't believe she purposely kept her name out of the running to in some way act out in protest against the show. It makes no sense? How is she hurting Ugly Betty by not getting an Emmy nomination? No, this was a screw up, nothing more.

There are some other names who have already chosen not to submit. TV Squad previously wrote about Lindsay Lohan (also for Ugly Betty) and Katherine Heigel for Grey's Anatomy. Everybody Hates Chris lead Tyler James Williams has also decided not to submit, probably because the Emmys have consistently dissed his show despite the love it receives from critics.

Two multi-Emmy award winning actresses are also staying out of the race in 2008. Laurie Metcalf, a four-time Emmy winner for Roseanne, and a nominee as Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 1999, 2006 and 2007, chose not to throw her name in the hopper for her guest stint on Big Bang Theory as Sheldon's mom; and Valerie Harper (also a four-time Emmy winner for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda) is not going to be nominated for her role as Barbara on 'Til Death.

When you've been as fortunate as Metcalf and Harper to already have been recognized and won the Emmy -- more than once -- I choose to believe that they submit their names for consideration when they do work they deem truly worthy, as opposed to just tossing your name out there for a nomination based on your reputation. Metcalf, for instance, really gave a great performance on Desperate Housewives in 2006. She was scary good as Alma. She deserved an Emmy nomination. To be honest, on Big Bang Theory, her performance was good, but not Emmy stuff.

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I don't care what this post is about, I just wanted to say that Rebecca Romijn is a beautiful woman. That's all.

June 27 2008 at 12:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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