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True Blood star Michelle Forbes likely won't be watching the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 20. The actress feels the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences snubbed the HBO vampire drama, and she's quite vocal in expressing her disgust.
"Excuse me, but f—k awards!" Forbes, who plays Maryann Forrester, told Marc Malkin of E! Online. "That's not where the glory is. The glory is in the audience. That's who we tell the stories for. It's not for, with all due respect, the critics and not for the awards shows, but for the audience."
There aren't many people in Hollywood that would downplay the importance of taking home a trophy. When's the last time you heard your favorite actor or actress put the audience before the individual accolades?
That audience that Forbes tells the stories for has been consistently growing since the show made its debut last September.
True Blood drew 5.3 million viewers for an episode at the end of August, which set a record for the show and was the largest viewership for an HBO show other than The Sopranos in more than five years.
True Blood is up for three Emmy Awards for Art Direction, Casting and Main Title Design but it was shutout of the major categories. But, it might not be long before True Blood is up for Outstanding Drama Series after the success of season two, which concludes Sunday.
If it weren't for such a deep field this year including Mad Men, Dexter and fellow HBO drama Big Love, True Blood could have snuck in the competition for this year's award.
Do you think True Blood deserves to win an Emmy?