As we reported yesterday, The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien scored four Emmy nominations yesterday. O’Brien got all the Emmy love — for his show that was shut down after 7 months, so Jay Leno could resume hosting the show. But Leno — who most have cast as the villain of this sordid tale — got no love at all.
Everyone involved has now responded to the Emmy news, and their thoughts are below.
Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.
“We congratulate Conan and all our nominees on their creative accomplishments and their deserved nominations.”
“The good news is ‘The Tonight Show’ got four nominations. The bad news is I didn’t get one of them!”
I think the takeaway from this is that O’Brien is just plain funnier off-the-cuff than Leno (or his former bosses at NBC).