It was a surprise to many people that the hit series ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ was only nominated in the small category of ‘Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program’, an Emmy that almost doesn’t sound real.
The show has a lot to proud of, it will soon be cable’s longest-running comedy, and is the center-comedy for FX’s new channel FXX. With all of its success the Golden Globes and the Emmys continue to ignore the show and the cast.
Well a new episode this fall titled “The Gang Desperately Tries to Win an Award,” is set to tackle that issue head on. The gang will try to win an award, like the other local bars have done in the past. So they scope out the competition and try to copy their winning formulas. The gang have the idea to model Paddy’s Pub the best way they know how (to do it themselves entirely) and of course nothing goes right.
During the FX press tour panel in Beverly Hills today (Friday) Kaitlin Olson stated, “I didn’t even realize the nominations came out until a couple days later.” She added, “I was like, ‘oh, it’s a shame again this year.” “Gary Oldman hasn’t won an Academy Award,” said co-star Glenn Howerton. “We’re the Gary Oldman of shows.”
“There’s traffic and then you have to put the suit on…” co-star Danny DeVito said. “You have to do makeup and stuff…” Olson added. Rob McElhenney stated, “We were off the radar for so long, by the time we’re [more visible] in the fifth season, the Emmy voter is thinking, ‘That’s not the new show, it’s the old show,’” he said. “Honestly, we haven’t made a concerted effort.”
Another episode fans are excited for is by Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. In that episode Charlie is taking medication to make himself smarter, again nothing will go right we are guessing.