Tituss Burgess Gets Emmys Snub For Supporting Actor In A Comedy & His 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' Character Would Not Approve
You know the age-old saying, it doesn't matter if you win or lose? Well, sometimes I have to disagree with that statement because, yeah, sometimes it really does. And the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards proved to be no exception when Tituss Burgess received an Emmys snub for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy. Now, don't get me wrong. I love Tony Hale and I love Veep, so this isn't meant to degrade the hilarity that he's brought to the small screen. But what Burgess did with his role as Titus Andromedon in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was nothing short of acting magic. I mean, this is a character unlike any other and he brought so much life and humor to the Netflix original series.
As great as all of the other characters were, Burgess was the show's true shining star and gave us a unique character to root for. Not to mention, his role showcased his phenomenal singing abilities. If you haven't watched "Pinot Noir" at least a hundred times then you are either a.) not human, or b.) are totally lying about it.
And here's the other thing: Tony Hale has already won in this category before, back in 2013. Of course, it's commonplace now for former winners to win again… and again… and again. (Looking at you, Modern Family!) However, in my mind, the Emmys should be a celebration of new talent as well as our old Hollywood vets. So seeing Burgess walk away empty-handed — when he should've been walking away Emmy-handed (sorry, I had to) — was a really hard pill to swallow. Titus Andromedon deserved better recognition that this. Let's just hope the Emmys won't make the same mistake next year.