Lee Daniels’ ‘Empire’ did NOT get nominated for an Emmy in the coveted ‘Best Drama Series’ category — which some people consider to be a ‘snub’.
As you may know, there’s a little bit of bad blood between Lee Daniels’ and Mo’Nique, who claims she was offered the role of “Cookie” before industry politics came into play. According to Lee, she was ‘blackballed’ in the industry for ‘not playing the game’.
Well, she couldn’t have been too blackballed because she IS walking away this year with an Emmy nomination for her performance in HBO’s Bessie.
When asked by TheWrap about her feelings regarding Empire‘s shut-out, she said:
“The truth never needs defending. We’re big believers in the law of nature, that what you put out is what you get back. When people were saying those things, I understood it, but I knew it wasn’t true.”
“In reference to ‘Empire,’ I believe that it’s one of the most amazing shows in television history. It’s breaking all kinds of records. When it comes to that show, I stand up and applaud it. I applaud Lee Daniels and his vision. Everything that’s happening to that brother right now, he deserves it.”
Way to keep it classy, Mo!