How John Goodman Feels About Not Being Emmy Eligible After Roseanne's Cancellation

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John Goodman has finally broken his silence following Roseanne's cancellation, and while he's being very careful in what he will and won't comment about, he did make it known he's not all that concerned with ABC suspending its push for the show to get Emmy nods. Goodman said he's not all that bothered the series is not Emmy eligible, mainly because he's certain he was never going to get an award anyway:

I wasn't gonna get an Emmy anyway. I've been up there [11] times already, and if I didn't get one I'm not gonna get one.

John Goodman's statement makes it sound like he's never won an Emmy, but that's not necessarily true. While it is true the actor never won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series despite frequent nominations in Roseanne's first run, Goodman did win an Emmy back in 2007 for his work on Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip. But his lack of mentioning the Emmy win only drives home the fact that he's not all that concerned about Roseanne missing out on the award ceremony.

John Goodman has never won an Emmy for playing Dan on Roseanne, but he did manage to snag a Golden Globe for the role in 1993. Goodman, who managed to beat out an impressive list of nominees that included Will Smith, Burt Reynolds, Craig T. Nelson, Ted Danson, and Ed O' Neill, was a bit surprised by his win at the time, but still managed to rattle off a short but funny speech. Had Goodman taken home an Emmy in 2018 for his role, his onstage thank yous might have gone something like this:

John Goodman was willing to talk awards, but he made it clear he's not wishing to add fuel to the fire in regards to the Roseanne controversy. Goodman said he'd "rather say nothing than cause more trouble," and added in an interview obtained by ET Online that he hasn't been reading the drama or keeping up with the headlines in regards to what's going on with co-star Roseanne Barr. While Goodman had nothing to say regarding Barr's drama, he did assure any concerned fans that he's doing ok since the series' cancellation, and that "everything's fine." Goodman also stated he doesn't know anything about a continuation of the series that excludes Barr, despite reports that talks are happening.

Roseanne has been cancelled and the show's chances of renewal are looking pretty slim. That said, there are plenty of other shows headed to television in the near future that should make for an entertaining summer of television viewing. Keep up with the latest premieres and see what's ahead by heading over to our summer premiere guide.

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