Over the weekend, comedy veteran Anthony Anderson took to press to say he was ready for his longtime losing streak with the Television Academy to come to an end.
“I was ready for the nomination streak to end a long time ago. This is the 7th nomination. 11 total, but yeah I’m done with the nomination part,” Anderson said Friday (September 17). “I’ll be honest. It’s time for a win.”
He may have later added he would ‘lose his mind’ if he finally nabbed a golden statuette, Sunday night’s EMMY Awards did indeed bring Anthony a loss – but it wasn’t his mind. Much to the chagrin of fans of his hit ABC series, ‘Black-ish’ (which recently announced it will end with its next season), the 51-year-old is going home empty-handed yet again.
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— Jason Sudeikis Updates (@SudeikisNews) September 20, 2021
Anthony Anderson has been nominated in the Primetime EMMYs’ Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category seven times (dating back to 2015) and he’s also landed four separate nods as a producer of the show. To date, he’s secured no wins.
At the 2021 ceremony (which aired September 19), Anderson – who would’ve made history as only the third Black man to win the trophy in the show’s history – was bested by Jason Sudeikis for his role as ‘Ted Lasso’ in the hit comedy ‘Ted Lasso.’
While Anderson hasn’t taken to press to indicate how he feels about yet another loss, diehard fans of ‘Black-ish’ haven’t minded doing the talking for him.
It’s also worth noting his ‘Black-ish’ co-star, Tracee Ellis Ross, has been nominated 5 times over her career in the ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy’ category. As of time reported, she – like Anderson – has secured no wins.