How Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Cast And Crew Feels About Its Emmy Snubs, According To Scott Michael Foster
It's a particularly exciting week for the television community. In addition to another week full of fall premiers and new episodes, this Sunday will be the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, acknowledging some of the best the small screen has to offer. And while Game of Thrones' exclusion made way for some new shows to rack up noms, there were also a handful of unavoidable snubs. One of these was The CW's musical comedy series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. Although the show has done well historically in regards to nominations, they didn't fare as well this year. But actor Scott Michael Foster has a refreshing take on the snubs, saying:
I think at the end of the day nominations for awards are great, but that's not why anybody's making the show. They're making the show because they want to make good content, whether it's recognized by award shows or not. That's not the goal here. It's great if you get an award or get nominated, but it's not the goal. The goal is to always make good content that you're proud of.
That's certainly the best way to look at it, and seems to point out what a passion project Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is. Scott Michael Foster's attitude about award nominations was just one part of a larger conversation he had with CinemaBlend about the show's third season, to which he has recently been promoted to a series regular.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has actually had quite a past with awards nominations and wins in the past. While consistently low in viewership, the first season was able to get enough statues (including a Golden Globe Win for lead actress Rachel Bloom) that the show got renewed for a second season. But Season 2 had less reward hype, and the series only grabbed one Emmy nomination this year.
Awards aside, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend certainly felt like it came into its own in Season 2. Despite the departure of fan favorite Greg (Santino Fontana), the series was able to further flesh out its zany cast, and put more focus on the character Josh. Scott Michael Foster's character Nathaniel was also introduced to add a love triangle to the mix, while also terrorizing Rebecca's co-workers at the law firm. Foster even got to sing his own musical number, entitled "Let's Have Intercourse". Check it out below.
If that musical number isn't reason enough to watch Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, then I'm not sure what is.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend will return to The CW for Season 3 on October 13, 2017, and you can watch the Emmy Awards this Sunday on CBS. In the meantime, check out our fall premiere list to plan your next binge watch.
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Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.