Roseanne Barr is on the Emmys ballot for outstanding lead actress
Shamed sitcom star Roseanne Barr remains on Emmys ballots in the aftermath of her show being canceled thanks to her offensive remarks, according to a new report.
The submission was made by Carsey-Werner – the studio that produced “Roseanne” – in early May, along with submissions for Barr’s co-stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert.
Voting for the nominations is currently taking place and ends on June 25. Nominations for this year’s Emmys will be announced on July 12, with the award show set for Sept. 17.
Reps for the Emmys were not immediately available for comment.
“Roseanne” was canceled on May 29 after Barr called former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett the baby of “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes” in one tweet and touted a conspiracy theory calling George Soros “a nazi” in another.
Her comments have been condemned by multiple co-stars, including Gilbert and Michael Fishman, as well as former showrunner Whitney Cummings. Barr has apologized for the tweets.
Barr won the Emmy for best actress in a comedy in 1993 during the initial run of “Roseanne,” which was rebooted in March after more than 20 seasons off the air. She also received nominations in the same category in 1992, 1994 and 1995.
Metcalf scored the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress honors three years in a row from 1992-94 for her portrayal of Jackie Harris, the sister of the show’s title character.