Emmys: Michelle Forbes on her nomination and the 'Killing' backlash
Michelle Forbes stars in the new AMC crime series "The Killing" as the grief-stricken Mitch Larsen, whose daughter's murder was the show's central investigation. Forbes received a supporting actress in a drama nomination for her work in the series' first season.
Where were you when you heard the news?
I decided to sleep during the nominations this morning. I thought, "If the phone rings, it’s probably for a good reason."
Are you disappointed that "The Killing" didn’t get nominated for best drama?
Actually, I really was doubtful that anything would happen to "The Killing" at any level because it’s the first season. And I was really happy "Game of Thrones" was nominated. Hopefully, the bias against anything that isn’t straight-up drama or comedy is being torn down. I was only a tiny part of "Battlestar Galactica," but the fact that Mary McDonnell didn’t receive anything because it was science fiction was sad.
Does receiving an Emmy nomination counteract a little all the carping about "The Killing's" season finale?
I was quite aware of the backlash, but I tried to stay out of the fray. Am I sounding like a politician?
-- Steven Zeitchik
Photo: Michelle Forbes with Brent Sexton in a scene from "The Killing." Credit: AMC