On Thursday the 67th Primetime Emmys nominations were announced, and the hit Fox sudsy hit-hop drama, Empire did not score a nod in the Outstanding Drama Series category, it also failed to get any other acting nominations except for female lead Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, with most notably missing Terrence Howard (Luscious).
Empire creator Lee Daniels after learning of the Empire snubs took to his Instagram account with his arm around Empire co-star Jussie Smollett and related the F-Bomb to the Television Academy! However, hours later Daniel went back online and to social media to clarify his remarks in a much more subdued fashion saying the first post was just a joke.
The EP remarked: “Some of these people got nothing else better to do than hate on me for having fun. I was having fun. I love the Emmys, and I am excited about my cast and crew that got nominated and for the other people that got nominated for Emmys. So haters, shut up and go to bed.” The series received three nominations total, which was quite shocking given it was a critical and ratings blockbuster this past television season!
Watch Daniels Instagram posts after the jump! Then let us know, where you pissed off that Empire did not score more nods? What did you think of the EP’s social media posts to the TV Academy? Comment below!