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The Closer star Kyra Sedgwick speaks out against Emmy nominees announcing the nominations

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007


It’s an odd system they’ve got going over at the Emmy awards, with possible nominees enlisted by organisers to announce the contenders. The Closer actress Kyra Sedgwick was thrilled to be nominated for the best actress in a drama category this year, but as the announcer found the circumstance of reading out her own name rather distressing. “It was odd announcing the nominees and I didn’t know if I was nominated, which was a little stressful and kind of wrong. What if I hadn’t been nominated? Maybe I would’ve cried or maybe thrown up, something really lovely like that.”

Thankfully Mrs. Kevin Bacon didn’t feel the need to vomit or blub, but her comments are a sly dig at the event’s organisers for putting her in that awkward situation. Should the Emmy nominations be announced by potential nominees and if not, who else should step in? Hollywood has-beens that provide a familiar face but pose no threat of being nominated or the suits behind the shindig? How would the industry have reacted if Kyra had lost it ‘big-style’ if her name had not been featured and was it a modest under-appreciation of her chances that saw her accept the gig or was it a star seeking more self-publicity? As always, leave a comment and let us know what you think.

[via Contact Music]