The second season of Glee has been quite a disappointment after the heights of season one (or so we've heard; er), but that doesn't mean the show won't have much Emmy heat as the August-set awards draw closer. But which Glee stars will have nothing to do with the Emmys in 2011? Try Jenna Ushkowitz and Harry Shum Jr.
The Glee power couple (notable for being one of the only Asian-American couples on television) have decided against placing their names in consideration for Emmys this year. Is that because they don't want to compete with their more celebrated co-stars like Lea Michele, Matthew Morrison, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch? Not exactly.
"You have to pay money to enter the Emmys," said a representative for Shum. "The same people get nominated every year, so why bother to submit? It's a waste of money. It's not that we don't think he's fabulous. He is. His manager and I just considered the situation and decided to pass." Translation: He's great! Just not Emmy-money great!
As for Ushkowitz, no reason was given for her non-entrance into the awards race. Perhaps she didn't feel her part was substantial enough. Or perhaps she's penny-pinching like Shum. Either way, this look at how the Hollywood awards sausage is made is kinda hilariously eye-opening. Stars: they are just like us! In times of economic trouble, even they have to tighten up their belts.