Steve Martin Reacts to Selena Gomez’ Emmy Snub: ‘We’re Dismayed’

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Be there for a friend Steve Martin didn’t appreciate that he and Martin ShortEmmy nomination for their acting in Only Murders are allowed in the BuildingTheir costars Selena GomezThey did not.

“We’re thrilled at the nominations, not only for us but for the show. We’re dismayed that Selena was not nominated because she’s so crucial to our performances, really,” Martin, 76, told The New York TimesTuesday, July 12

The 29-year old is still quite young. Monte Carlo actress was not acknowledged for her character work, Short, 72, was quick to point out that she is “nominated as an executive producer” for the Hulu series. As a musician, Gomez’ accolades include an American Music Award for Artist of the year in 2016.

The “Lose You to Love Me” singer told emmyMagazine in May 2022, that her septuagenarian co-stars had made her feel right home filming season 1. Only MurdersThe premiere of the series was in August 2021. “I have to say I’m really lucky … it’s been wonderful. I feel like I’m a part of the group, I don’t feel like an outcast because I’m younger,” she told the outlet.

Martin joked about his reservations about working with the Disney Channel alum. “Selena was an unknown. And she’s coming from pop culture, we don’t know if she’s a diva, we don’t know if she’s crazy. We don’t know anything about her,” he joked to emmy magazine while promoting the show’s second season, which began streaming in June.

Interview with Cathy in August 2021 GlamourThe Spring Breakers actress revealed that she was “constantly” asking the two comedic legends questions on set. “My questions always consisted of, ‘What were you doing when you were my age?’ I asked them about love, I asked them about their careers, I asked them about humor,” she told the outlet.

It turns out that the Three AmigosGomez had many questions from the stars. “They would always ask questions about pop culture. I think that was the biggest fascination,” the “Wolves” singer told Glamour. “If anything, it was like, ‘Why is this song popular?’ and ‘Are people listening to this still? Are they liking this?’ I would play them rap songs, and I would sing with them and dance. It was so much fun, it shouldn’t even have been work.”

Steve Martin Reacts to Selena Gomez Emmy Snub

‘Only Murders In The Building.’
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Although Martin and Short wish Gomez had received an Emmy nomination, they aren’t taking their own critical acclaim too seriously. During their interview, the comedians, who were nominated for the same category, joked that they were in competition with one another. The New York Times.

“I believe that the comedy acting category should be divided in two, for Overly Broad and Way Too Subtle. You have subcategories, regardless of the nominations. Marty could win Overly Broad, and I could win Way Too Subtle,” the Saturday Night LiveAlum said.

“You could be in your own category, which is Too Pale to Actually Light,” Short replied to his longtime friend. When asked if he’d ever been in direct competition with Martin before, the Innerspace actor quipped, “just emotionally,” while the Jerk star added, “every minute of every day.”

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