Today’s reactions from Emmy nominees, with the notable exception of Amy Poehler, tend to follow a rather staid and boring pattern of graciousness, and that’s because hardly anyone ever thinks to call up those who didn’t get anything. Luckily there is a thing called Twitter, and therefore no one has to do any interviews at all with people like Sons Of Anarchy’s frequently blunt and outspoken showrunner Kurt Sutter, who just took to his account to vent all his frustrations over being snubbed in typically colorful fashion:
“The worse part of not getting an emmy nod. katey [segal] promised me a threesome if she won. now i have to settle for me, her and the shaved bunny. Best part of not getting an emmy nod. now i don't have to pretend i give a shit about the profiteering douchebag academy ... because you know if we were nominated i'd be all humble and blowing smoke up their asses. now i can stay true to myself and just be a dick. my next blog post: HOW NETWORKS BUY EMMYS. stay tuned, it's gonna be delicious... and probably get me fired.”
Unfortunately, the blog post Sutter later linked too as proof that he was “man of his word” stopped short, with Sutter choosing instead to “drop out of all award conversation.” But he continued to spew on Twitter, however, eventually attempting to lighten the increasingly sour mood with a round of jokes:
“these two academy member walk into a bar. one orders a beer. then they both die because they're so fucking old… broke into an academy member's porn locker. found sticky fully-clothed photos of mariska hargitay, kathy bates...and matt weiner. very odd… saw two academy members on the gold course. one asked the other what club to use. then they both died because they were so fucking old... if my mom and dad were alive this emmy snub would kill them. that's not true, they were too old to understand my show. just like the academy."
Still, Sutter did have some kind words about the people who did get nominated, saying, “[Friday Night Lights] gives me hope. maybe S7 of SOA will get nominated -- when the guys have all become doctors and lawyers who sing in a fucking choir.” But lest you misinterpret that last bit as a dig at Glee—or accurately interpret this as a dig at Glee: “fuck glee. hate those annoying, ‘please accept me for who i am’ singing brats. there, i said it. are you happy?”—Sutter tempers, “i love ryan murphy. he's always very cool with me. love glee too. just tired of all the jizz piling up at its feet.”
Of course, you probably shouldn’t take anything Sutter says about the Emmys too seriously: “you do know that i'm really okay with no noms right? if i was really upset, i wouldn't be ranting. i'd be plotting. i'm all about the love.” Hey Kurt, whatever your emotional state, sincere thanks for sharing, really. It’s way better than listening to another winner pretending to be humble.
Submit your Newswire tips here