UPDATE: 'Fringe' submitted for Emmy consideration after all

Joshua Jackson as Peter Bishop, Anna Torv as Olivia Dunham, and John Noble as Walter Bishop in Fringe season 5

UPDATE: A Warner Bros. rep has confirmed to us that Fringe has indeed been submitted for Emmy consideration, and the season premiere episode "Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11" has been provided to Emmy voters for consideration. You can see the list of Warner Bros. nominees -- including Fringe -- over at the Warner Bros. Emmy site.


Fans hoping that John Noble would finally get that Emmy nomination he deserves are going to be disappointed, because FOX has decided not to promote Fringe's fifth and final season for Emmy consideration.

According to FOX's PR site, Fringe is not being provided for Emmy voters' consideration. Precious little of the network's drama fare is, though: only The Following and Bones are being pushed by the network as contenders. The Following us undoubtedly trying to get nominations for leads Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy, but Bones, really? Its actors are good at what they do, but they're not the best on television by a long shot.

Fringe fans are certain to be disappointed. The sci-fi series, which ended its five-year run in January, was fantastic for many reasons, not the least of which was absolutely fantastic performances by its three leads -- particularly John Noble, who played mad scientist in search of redemption Walter Bishop, and Anna Torv, who played the superpowered but still incredibly vulnerable FBI agent Olivia Dunham. Both received critical acclaim for their work on the series, but the Emmys never reciprocated with nominations for either (despite the continued disappointment of fans and critics alike).

Now, it looks like an Emmy nomination is simply not to be for the series or anyone involved. It's a shame, but it was to be expected, really. Fringe has ended; the network has no reason for it to win any awards. The Emmys, if you don't know by now, aren't really about fanservice.

What do you think? Are you disappointed in FOX, or do you understand its decision? 


- John Noble
- Anna Torv
- Fringe

Written by: mcpherson
May 20th, 2013, 10:26 am

Images courtesy of FOX


Message Posted On May 22nd, 2013, 7:48 am
Anna Torv really deserved and deserves an Emmy and Emmy nominations. Olivia Dunham is mostly her creation in each version, where Walter is over 50% writing , the oneliners, the gadgets is all the writing. On top Walter got to tell his backstory 9999 times, Olivia hardly got a backstory, after 5 seasons Olivia never had a scene to talk about her childhood, mom,dad, and abuse by Walter and Bell. What Anna Torv did with Olivia in all the versions is genius.

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Message Posted On May 22nd, 2013, 3:57 am

John Noble definitely deserves an Emmy for Walter. Daymn!


Message Posted On May 21st, 2013, 7:47 pm
Bones? I mean, seriously? Are they for real?

Message Posted On May 21st, 2013, 6:27 pm
I see it on the Fox site and the WB's

Message Posted On May 21st, 2013, 2:38 am
I can't really blame FOX. It would be pushing a science fiction show at its weakest, when they know there is no chance for the only card Fringe had up its sleeve, namely John Noble, to get nominated. Bones is part of the network's DNA and the actors are fine, so I can't see anything wrong with pushing it, but I think pushing The Following is wrong on every level. Everything about it is awful.


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Message Posted On May 20th, 2013, 7:10 pm

Completely understandable, science ficion is the red-headed stepchild of all networks. I agree with the anonymous poster, comparing Noble's acting chops to Bacon or Boreanaz is a joke, but then the Emmys are a joke anyway so who cares?


Message Posted On May 20th, 2013, 10:43 am
While the last season of Fringe was one of it's poorest the actors themselves certainly deserve to have been nominated. How Kevin Wooden Bacon could be in Walter's stead is mind boggling. Bones? Fun show but nothing emmy worthy about it.
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