Poll: Will the Emmys snub Charlie Sheen again this year?
As Charlie Sheen's scandals began to build in recent years, you could see the effect at the Emmys. After reaping nominations for best comedy actor for four consecutive years (2006-2009), Sheen was suddenly snubbed last year. "Two and a Half Men" was no longer nominated for best comedy series either, after scoring previous bids in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Clearly, Emmy voters were singling out Sheen and his series for disapproval because they continued to nominate elements of the show in other categories. Last year, it received six bids: three for acting (Jon Cryer, Holland Taylor and guest star Jane Lynch) and three for crafts work (cinematography, hair styling and sound mixing).
Sheen has never won an Emmy and wasn't nominated for his previous TV gig on "Spin City." Two years ago, his "Two and a Half Men" costar Jon Cryer won in the supporting race.
But maybe Sheen can return to Emmy contention this year. The Emmy, after all, is a peer-group prize just like the Screen Actors Guild Award. Surprisingly, Sheen got nominated for that trophy this year after being shut out in 2006 through 2009. Previously, the only SAG bid he received for a solo performance was in 2005 for "Two and a Half Men."
-- Tom O'Neil
Photo: Charlie Sheen. Credit: CBS