Kelsey Grammer Thinks the Emmys Ignored Him Because He's a Republican

Kelsey Grammer Thinks the Emmys Ignored Him Because He's a Republican

Kelsey Grammer has a theory as to why he won a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Mayor Tom Kane in the Starz series Boss, but didn't even receive an Emmy nomination for the role - it's a conspiracy. During an interview on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno earlier this week, Grammer shared his thoughts on the subject, saying it's his status as a die-hard Republican that lost him a nomination. 

 

"It's hard to figure...It may have to do with several things, honestly, but I think it’s possible," he said. "I’m a declared out-of-the-closet Republican in Hollywood...do I believe it’s possible that some young person, young voting actor - or even older voting member for the Emmys - would sit there and go, 'Yeah, that’s a great performance, but ooh, I just hate everything he stands for?’" 

Grammer has won four Emmys before for his role as Fraiser Crane on both Cheers and Fraiser - all of which came before his political activism in favor of the Republican party began - and one Emmy in 2006 for his voice work as Sideshow Bob in The Simpsons.

Think Grammer's conspiracy theory has any merit? Sound off in the comments.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

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