Kelsey Grammer told “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno that it’s possible that he failed to receive an Emmy nomination for his critically acclaimed role in “Boss” because he is a rare Republican in liberal Hollywood.
Grammer received a Golden Globe award for his performance on the Starz network’s series, but was not nominated for an Emmy for the same role.
Leno asked the actor, best known for his role as Frasier Crane on “Cheers” and “Frasier,” why he was snubbed.
“Well, I mean it may have to do with several — several things honestly. But I think it’s possible, I mean, I am a declared, out of the closet Republican in Hollywood. So, do I believe it’s possible that some young voting actor or even older voting member for the Emmys would sit there and go, ‘That’s a great performance, but I hate everything he stands for?’”
Leno reminded him that he did get five Emmy awards as Frasier.
Grammer replied, “No, it’s nothing personal,” he said. “It’s obviously…I’ve been overlooked because the work is not up to standard.”