Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Emmys: Lorne Michaels’ Good and Bad Day as “SNL” Scores Most Nominations Ever, But Fallon, Meyers Shut Out

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Whoa!

What happened with NBC Late Night and the Emmys?

Both Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight show and Seth Meyers’ “Late Night” were shut out of the competition for Best Talk/Variety shows.

Yet “Saturday Night Live” got the most nominations ever in its 900 year run. They even scored three Best Supporting Actress nominations (Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Vanessa Bayer), one Best Supporting Actor (Alec Baldwin) as well as guest star Melissa McCarthy (sure to win).

All three shows are exec produced by Lorne Michaels. So this was a good and bad day for him. Something went wrong. Both Fallon and Meyers deserved nominations. Meyers’ political commentary in “A Closer Look” segments is outstanding almost every night.

Either the voters thought it was too much for Michaels, or somehow the clips didn’t click.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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