‘Sons of Anarchy‘ star Charlie Hunnam is “really happy” that his show was snubbed by the Emmys this year. And every year.
The blond biker boy, who plays Jax Teller on the FX motorcycle gang drama, thinks awards are “corrupting.”
“I personally was really happy. I don’t subscribe to Emmys or awards or any of that sh*t, I think it’s corrupting,” Hunnam told a room full of TV reporters Wednesday in Los Angeles.
“I’m happy that we weren’t on the receiving end of a force that could change the dynamic we have, because it’s working and it’s an environment where we do good work and feel good as artists. All that crap is secondary and completely unimportant. And it does have potential to ruin a good thing. So f*ck em.”
The morning after the bleep-ing press conference, Hunnam’s boss, show creator Kurt Sutter, wrote this message on Twitter:
“nice to not be the ‘crazy one’ in the morning news. love you charlie. how f*cking awesome is my cast? we make ’em all look like bitches.”
The topic has been a bit of a rough ride for the gang. Sutter publicly expressed his bitterness after the Emmy nominations came out this year, when his leading lady Katey Sagal, who also happens to be his wife, was overlooked after doing tremendous work in her brutal and gripping storyline last season.
A reporter asked Sutter if the lack of recognition really mattered to him.
“It was so important to me to get the TCA nomination for the show and for Katey,” Sutter told TV critics. “It was just one of those moments where I said, ‘Okay, I’m not f*cking crazy,’ you know, that we are actually doing good work — that there is some recognition to that.”
“All I’ll say about the Emmys — and clearly I’ve had a very specific opinion,” Sutter added, “is that every year when the Emmys are announced, half the stories are about the nominations, and the other half are about the absurdity of the nominations and the snubs. So to me, perhaps that suggests that the system is somewhat flawed.”
The ‘Charming’ bunch is also riled up about the third season of the show.
The theme is, as always, about family, and Jax “defining his role as a father and as a partner and as a son and as a member of this club,” Sutter said, but the Abel storyline is what “really drives us through pretty much the entire season.”
Fans can also look forward to the relationship between Clay Morrow (Ron Perlman) and Chief Wayne Unser (Dayton Callie) getting “turned on its head.”
“That relationship will be tested in a very — in a very heated way this season,” Sutter revealed.
Season 3 of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ premieres Sept. 7 at 10 p.m. on FX.