Variety today offers the first of several Emmy preview sections coming this month. Emmy season already, you ask? Well, nominations won't be announced until July 19, but the campaign has certainly begun.
The Emmy season is upon us and let me tell you, I won't be getting much sleep. My publicist promised to wake me if I get the nod, but I'm not taking any chances on sleeping through the moment I've been waiting for my whole career. I'm pulling an all nighter. Do I think it will happen? Well let me quote one piece of fan mail that I received this week.
"Dear Mr. Chase. My wife and I cannot wait to see you pick up that little winged angel on September 16th for your stellar work on our favorite show, 'The Five Towns.' We both felt you were robbed when you didn't win in 1998 when it went to Andre Braugher and again we felt you deserved it in 2002 when it went to Michael Chiklis."
The truth is I wasn't nominated either of those years -- in fact I've never been nominated, but I think that the Coulters from Tallahassee and I share the same feeling: I goddamn well should have been.