Kelsey Grammer, the star of Boss on Starz, earned a Golden Globe for his work on the first season of the show. But when he wasn't nominated for an Emmy, he revealed what he believes to be the reason: Politics, according to a Hollywood Reporter story.
Grammer, the former star of Cheers and Frasier, is a proud Republican and does political activism for the party. Appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Grammer explained his thoughts.
"It's hard to figure... It may have to do with several things, honestly, but I think it’s possible... I’m a declared out of the closet Republican in Hollywood,” he said. "Do I believe it’s possible that some young person, young voting actor -- or even older voting member for the Emmys -- would sit there and go, 'Yeah, that’s a great performance, but ooh, I just hate everything he stands for?’"
He sarcastically said that would be impossible.
In his storied career, Grammer has won six Emmys - five for playing Frasier Crane. All of those wins happened prior to his political activism. But the sixth, for work with The Simpsons, happened afterwards in 2006.
Grammer endorsed Rudy Giuliani in the GOP primary in 2008, before switching to John McCain. This year, he backed Rep. Michele Bachmann. He also has discussed running for mayor of New York City when he retires from acting.
What do you think? Is that the reason?