There’s a very slim chance Roseanne Barr gets an Emmy or even a nomination this year, but she is still on the ballot. “Roseanne” was submitted for an Emmy nomination before she show was cancelled by ABC.
In early May, Barr was submitted for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series by producers Carsey-Werner. The submission came a few weeks before the TV Academy deadline and it also came before she went on the online tirade she went on that eventually led to the downfall of the highly rated sitcom.
Per Fox News:
While networks submit specific series to the TV Academy for Emmy consideration, it is the actors themselves or producers who under the protocol of the organization put individual or ensemble names into the nomination ring.
A past Emmy winner for her Roseanne Conner role back in the early 1990s, Barr seemed like a shoe-in for a nomination and perhaps even another victory before she took to Twitter on May 29 in a vicious attack on Valerie Jarrett. The comedian called the former Barack Obama advisor an offspring of Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.
Chastised as abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, Trump supporter Barr and her ratings bonanza show were pink-slipped by ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey within hours of the tweet. Just weeks before, Dungey and other execs at the Disney-owned net had been on a “Roseanne” high at the network’s upfront presentation in NYC, boosting about having the No. 1 show on the small screen. Soon after canceling “Roseanne,” ABC also pulled the plug on the extensive FYC campaign the series was rolling out, though a few ads still made it to print.
In the fallout, Barr went through stages of apologizing, lashing out, trying to explain, and then back through the various stages all over again. As recently as June 5, Barr retweeted a comment accusing Jarrett of wanting Israelis and Jews chased into the sea. Additionally, she called billionaire philanthropist George Soros a nazi who turned in his fellow Jews 2 be murdered in German concentration camps & stole their wealth.
While it looks like Barr has no shot at an Emmy, her castmates may be in contention. This is especially true since they are in the running for a spinoff minus Roseanne.