The CW copped five Emmy nominations this morning, its biggest haul ever and more than doubling last year’s two. But a nom for lead actress in a comedy series continues to elude the network, despite the best efforts of much-feted Rachel Bloom and Gina Rodriguez.
Bloom’s freshman musical comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, about a woman who jettisons her career at a New York law firm to find love in West Covina, CA, accounts for four of those noms. That’s the best showing ever for a CW series. Among the TV Academy’s noms: best choreography, best original music and lyrics (for the song “Settle for Me”), as well as best original main-title theme music and best single-camera picture editing for a comedy series.
Emmy prognosticators said Bloom was poised for a lead actress nom this morning; of course they’d said same last year of CW’s Jane the Virgin star Rodriguez, owing to her having made CW history by winning the network its first Golden Globe Award for best performance by an actress in a comedy or musical TV series. Jane later was feted with a Peabody Award. This year, it was Bloom who brought home that trophy for CW at the Golden Globes.
Jane the Virgin received one nomination this morning, a repeat nod for best narrator.