"What the frick Emmys?!?!"
As we have all heard by now, Robert Sean Leonard has been snubbed by the Emmy Awards once again. Not only did he not recieve a nomination for his role as Dr James Wilson, he did not even make the nomination shortlist. In previous years, I have felt that Robert Sean Leonard deserved at least a nomination for his work on 'House MD', and was always bitterly diappointed that he was ignored every year. However, this year I thought it would finally be his year, especially given his brilliant performances in the episodes 'House's Head' and 'Wilson's Heart'. Yet, the Emmy Gods decided against rewarding his acting ability.
So, for another year, we are left to curse the Emmy Awards. Once again, there has been significant critic and fan outrage at the RSL omission. I thought I would collect a few of these opinions and share them with you so that we can all be angry together!
(NB: If there are any spelling or grammatical errors in the quotes that I have used, they are the errors of the original writer, not me!)
I found this first comment link
I was disappointed but not surprised that Robert Sean Leonard wasn't nominated for supporting actor. If they've snubbed Hugh Laurie year after year then Leonard didn't stand much of a chance. Sad that Leonard isn't getting any recognition for his amazing acting in the House season finale, but since most people don't even take the emmys all that seriously anymore then it probably doesn't matter much in the long run.
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I'm also bummed that Robert Sean Leonard didn't get noticed for his heartbreaking turn on House (but then, the Emmys have never given the lead actor prize to Hugh Laurie either, incredibly enough).
It's a crying shame Robert Sean Leonard wasn't nominated; he deserves some serious recognition for his truly outstanding and sadly overlooked work. Of course these are the same geniuses that have snubbed Hugh Laurie over and over again, so you can't be too surprised that they're ignoring Leonard. Oh well, nobody really takes the emmys all that seriously anymore anyway.
Robert Sean Leonard richly deserves a supporting nomination. But then, considering the fact that the constantly amazing, incredible Hugh Laurie has never won an Emmy, one can't be too surprised. I used to avidly watch the Emmys each year, but as their idiocies have piled up, I no longer care.
I think that these comments raise a good point. I guess it is silly to expect the Emmy people to select Robert Sean Leonard for a nomination when they regularly bypass the great Hugh Laurie!
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THE SNUBBED: "House’s" Robert Sean Leonard had good reason to call out "Oh Captain, My Captain!" today. He’s finding his stride against the super talented Laurie and deserves to be recognized for it.
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Robert Sean Leonard not even being on the short list is appalling. His character is the epitome of Best Supporting, making great TV out of small or large contributions.
I think that Robert Sean Leonard is severely overlooked. He's been great for 4 seasons now, ESPECIALLY in season 4. The season finale was absolutely gutwrenching. The sad part is, he's been one of the more consistently great supporting actors in primetime and he's not getting recognition for that. Shame on the academy for overlooking him, and I wish him the best of luck in years to come.
I'd also like to know why Robert Sean Leonard is continually ignored.
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Who do we have to bribe to get Robert Sean Leonard on the list?! You have GOT to be kidding!
Also, where the heck is Robert Sean Leonard?!? He is one of the reasons (besides Hugh Laurie) that I watch House and he was also amazing in the season finale.
Sheesh. No Robert Sean Leonard who gave us a shocking (amazing!) side to Wilson in the final (not that he wasn't amazing all year long).
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I agree with a previous commenter about Robert Sean Leonard. This guy acted his heart out. His performance was so moving, emotional..just heartwrenching. He and Anne Dudek both. I really thought he had a shot this year. I am so naive.
No Robert Sean Leonard and no Anne Dudek...what the frak is wrong with these voters?!?!
WHERE IS ROBERT SEAN LEONARD?!?! His performance was unbelievable in the season finale alone.
...and I am more than pissed about Robert Sean Leonard being snubbed. His performance this season on House, and not only in the two-part finale, was absolutely stunning and he should have been on that list for Wilson's heart alone!
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, was particularly interesting.
And for Robert Sean Leonard, whose work on House is far more interesting than Lisa Edelstein's but she gets short-listed.
While I love Lisa Edelstein as Dr Lisa Cuddy, I was surprised to see that she was short-listed, but Robert Sean Leonard wasn't, esepcially given the story arcs involved in season four. It does seem odd that Lisa gets closer to a nomination than Robert does when Robert had more screen time and a more dramatic storyline this season.
So, my friends, we can now only hope that the Emmy Gods smile on Hugh Laurie and 'House MD' in general. At the end of the day, it is just an award show, but it would be nice if they rewarded RSL's genuine and natural talent.