Gloriously outspoken ‘Sons Of Anarchy‘ creator Kurt Sutter says that being snubbed by this year’s Primetime Emmy Award nominations “fuels my bitterness [and] over-inflated sense of self-righteousness.”
And while he claims to be fine with SAMCRO’s lot in Hollywood life – as “the dirty-faced outlaws who no one wants in their clean white town” – his words suggest a certain resentment over ‘SOA’ star Katey Sagal (aka his real-life wife) not getting her due.
“Thanks for the kind words and all your support, Katey and I appreciate your venom,” Sutter wrote on his blog not long after the Emmy nods were announced. “It’s too easy and lazy to be angry (Mariska Hargitay are you f–king kidding me?). So today, I choose gratitude. I am enormously proud of everyone associated with Sons of Anarchy and truly excited about the stories we get to tell.”
Hargitay, as revealed this morning, is nominated in the Lead Actress In a Drama Series category – the same field Sagal would have played on – for her work on ‘Law & Order: SVU.’
Sutter elaborated no further on his swipe at Hargitay. Instead, he wrapped up his missive by acknowledging that “accolades are wonderful, (and if we were nominated I’d be calling the Academy geniuses) but at the end of the day, I’m simply grateful that I get paid a lot of money to do something I love.”
“And so, I go back to work,” he ended, “on the wrong side of the tracks.”
Whether you’re a fan of ‘Sons Of Anarchy,’ ‘SVU’ or possibly both, what do you think of Sutter’s statement? So much sour grapes or is there a case to be made for Sagal deserving the nomination Hargitay got?