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Thursday
Jul182019

Not Getting An Emmy Is So Not A Big Deal 🎵

by Dancin' Dan

From the time Rebecca Bunch began to speak
The critics said her show was so unique
Now I'm not saying that's a guarantee
But Lord knows with awards that it should be

Her best friends, her boyfriends, her mom and her boss
They've all endured the same ignominy
The writers, directors, the set and dress makers
Not one of them has been up for an Emmy!

Not getting an Emmy is so not a big deal
Big whoop you didn't get an Emmy; neither did Remington Steele!
Welcome to the club! Your show got nominated!
But none of its stars has been celebrated
Yes the show's won something, but below the line
It wasn't even televised, but maybe that's just fine

Yes, TFE's beloved musical comedy series, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, wrapped up its four-season run without any major Emmy nominations. YET AGAIN. Surely being on The CW is what hurt its chances most, because the fact that Rachel Bloom and Donna Lynne Champlin haven't gotten Emmy nominations in some weak comedy fields cannot be explained any other way. You KNOW that if this was on HBO or Showtime, or hell, even Netflix, that it would have been a big contender across the board.

The show received a tiny bit of love in the past, even winning for Editing (Single-Camera Comedy Series) for the pilot episode, and for Choreography for Kathryn Burns's work on the first season. The show received two other nominations that year, for Main Title Theme Music and Original Music and Lyrics (for "Settle For Me")... which just happen to be the two nominations it received for its final season as well. 

The songwriting team of Bloom, Jack Dolgen, and Adam Schlesinger has been nominated twice this year, for the fourth season theme song "Meet Rebecca!" as well as the production number embedded above "Anti-Depressants Are So Not A Big Deal".

We're pulling for the team to finally take home the prize, as recognition for not just their own flat-out brilliant work and mind-blowing output (over 125 songs over the past four years!), but for the show's impressive quality over its entire run.

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Reader Comments (4)

oh i love the "Succession" theme music! i shouldve known it was Britell. i love everything he does!

July 18, 2019 | Unregistered Commentermj

YES! Awesome. Thanks for highlighting the song/video and this fantastic show.

July 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

YEEEES to all of this post**

**except the bit about weak comedy fields! The Actress in a Comedy category has been a monster for the past few years!! Look at this year's batch!! O'Hara, Waller-Bridge, Dreyfus, etc!

July 18, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Am I the only team experience member (extended family edition ;)) that managed to secure a bear? I'm an unapologetic Midsommar lover, cried both times i saw it gun mayhem 3.0

July 20, 2019 | Unregistered Commenterexperience

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