We optimistically thought having Jackson co-announce the nominations was a sign of good news for his Fox series, but alas, it was overlooked in all major categories. How many different versions of their characters do John Noble and Anna Torv have to play to get recognized?
Fringe was always a long-shot show for Best Drama series (it wasn’t nominated), but the biggest slap in the face for the show is the lack of nomination for John Noble. The Emmy buzz around him has been steady since Fringe’ stellar third season, and many assumed he would make the nomination. He’s definitely deserving of a win. Without him, though, the Best Supporting Actor award should without a question go to nominee Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones).
Anna Torv, also from Fringe, was snubbed for Best Actress as well, which is a shame considering the depth she brought to her roles. Plural. She played multiple, very different, incarnations of Olivia Dunham throughout the season, and never once did her role swapping feel gimmicky. She was the standout actress of the fall season, in my opinion, and while she was a long shot, it’s a shame that her co-star Joshua Jackson didn’t get the opportunity to announce her name.
Among the deserving actresses blocked this year, I feel the worst for Anna Torv, who was a revelation playing two roles last season on “Fringe.”
“I work with amazing people… I work with Anna Torv..”
John Noble tells about shooting the “naked” scene with Olivia while Anna stars crying from laughing too hard. [x]
“When you are about to do something you’re kind of freaked out about, you want to be able to look up and know there’s a safe place to go to – and it’s there in John’s eyes.”