ABC’s Roseanne, which was canceled by the network after lead actress Roseanne Barr posted a racist tweet, earned two Emmy nominations on Thursday morning.

Barr infamously compared Valerie Jarrett, former advisor to Barack Obama, to an ape in a tweet which single-handedly ruined her reputation and her career. Barr said that “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj.” in a statement that ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey called “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”

In spite of the shame that Roseanne brought on the show, it didn’t stop another actress from receiving consideration at the Emmys. Laurie Metcalf received a nomination in the category of supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Jackie Harris. Metcalf was the only actress from the show to be recognized.

Metcalf’s competition is as follows:  Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”), Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”), Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”), Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”), Megan Mullally (“Will and Grace”), and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”).

Roseanne editor Brian Schnuckel was also nominated for outstanding multi-camera editing for a comedy series for his work in the “Darlene v. David” episode.

Some believed that such disgusting remarks made by Barr would ruin the chances of anyone involved in the series of being honored at the Emmys, but clearly, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences refuses to let her colleagues suffer for her mistakes.


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