Poll: Should 'Two and a Half Men' dump Charlie Sheen at the Emmys?
Every year, Charlie Sheen's name gets submitted for Emmy competition by Warner Bros. TV, which produces "Two and a Half Men." The studio and CBS don't have to submit his entry form to the TV academy. Considering that they just fired Sheen from the series, should they even bother? Heck, they'd save the $200 entry fee.
Sheen has been nominated four out of the first seven seasons of the show (2006-2009), so it is certainly possible that Emmy voters might nominate him again. Would that be a good thing for producer Chuck Lorre and the top brass at Warner Bros. and CBS?
Can you imagine Sheen's comments on the Emmy red carpet or in the weeks leading up to the ceremony? If he gets a nomination, he might claim that it's the industry's endorsement of Team Sheen over Team "Men." Would an Emmy bid help him in his legal battle against the studio and network? The lack of placement on the ballot could be considered a slap at their leading star and the highest-paid person on any series.
Of course, Sheen doesn't have to rely on anyone to submit his name for Emmy competition. He or his reps can do it. Quite a few stars handle the responsibility themselves, but they must be attentive. Tim Allen and Rebecca Romijn were famously left off the ballot in years past because they forgot to fill out the paperwork.
The ultimate snub could come from Emmy voters, however. Indeed, they ignored him last year after nominating him the previous four years.
Two days ago, The Envelope asked Warner Bros. execs via email if they plan to submit Sheen's name this year and so far they have not replied.
-- Tom O'Neil