Is 'Glee' doomed to lose best comedy series at the Emmys?
Beware, fans of "Glee." Don't assume that the Fox TV mega-hit series is destined to win best comedy series at the Emmys just because it recently bagged the equivalent trophies from the Golden Globes and SAG Awards.
"Glee" may be doomed to lose just because it skews too young for Emmy voters, reaping an impressive 5.8 rating this week in the 18-34 demo. Typical TV academy members tend to be — ahem — of mature age and a bit conservative. Consider, for example, "Party of Five," the critically hailed Fox TV series about a family of orphans that won the Golden Globe as best drama series of 1995. It was only nominated for one Emmy – for sound editing, which it lost.
Or consider some other hipster TV shows like "Felicity," whose star Keri Russell won the Globe for best actress. It was also nominated for best drama series, but it got virtually skunked at the Emmys.
However, some young stars that won Globes at least got nominated at the Emmys: Claire Danes ("My So-Called Life") and Jennifer Garner ("Alias"). Others, like Sarah Jessica Parker, won both awards, as did her series, "Sex and the City." So maybe there is some hope.
But "Glee" faces tough competition at the Emmys. If voters are finally tired of "30 Rock," which has won three years in a row, and wish to pick a cool newcomer, they may opt for "Modern Family," which skews older.
Nonetheless, the Emmys will surely nominate "Glee" for best comedy series, and various stars like Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison have a good shot at scoring noms too.
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