"To the Television Academy — how dare you."
Betty Gilpin has received a three-for-three Emmy nomination this year for her portrayal of Debbie in Netflix's female-led series 'GLOW'. And just like her previous two nomination reactions, Gilpin has given another hilarious yet thought-provoking response.
In a wide-ranging statement, the actress referenced her time in quarantine as well as an important note on the Black Lives Matter movement. She said:
"To the Television Academy — how dare you. I really can't stress enough how much of a threat this nomination is to my current quarantine brand of pasta and sad. In the Time Before, being born with a healthy protective emotional wall missing meant I got to channel that into pretend time in exchange for health insurance and claps.
"Until today, apparently here in the apocalypse, these skills were about as meaningful as a worm's hymn in a canyon. I'd like to thank the cast and crew, and the Academy, and seasonal depression, and honestly Nathan Lane, and before this nomination phoenixes me out of mediocrity and I explode into ribbons just real quick the cops who killed Breonna Taylor still have not been arrested."
#Glow star Betty Gilpin reacts to her Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Emmy nomination: "I really can’t stress enough how much of a threat this nomination is to my current quarantine brand of pasta and sad." pic.twitter.com/7Yg467pIHz
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) July 28, 2020
'Watchmen' received 26 nominations at last night's virtual event hosted by Leslie Jones, while 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' received 20 comedy nods, and 'Ozark' and 'Succession' led the drama nominations with 18 apiece. 'Schitt's Creek' fans will also be delighted to know that each of the four leads received a nomination for the final season of the series, with the dramedy claiming 15 nods. Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian' also landed 15 nominations.
In terms of Irish Emmy 2020 nominations this year, Paul Mescal and the team behind 'Normal People' received four nods, while Andrew Scott and Fiona Shaw have been nominated for their roles in 'Black Mirror' and 'Killing Eve' respectively.