Katie Holmes was snubbed by Hollywood yesterday! The controversial miniseries The Kennedys – which was dropped by A&E and then picked up by and aired on ReelzChannel in April – snagged 10 Emmy nominations… but the series’ biggest star didn’t make the cut.
Katie played first lady Jaqueline Kennedy in the series, and starred closely alongside Greg Kinnear, who played her on-screen husband, President John F. Kennedy, and Barry Pepper, who played Robert Kennedy. Greg and Barry were both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, along with Tom Wilkinson, who is up for Outstanding Supporting Actor in the same category for his role as Joe Kennedy.
The Kennedys’ other nominations were in categories such as outstanding miniseries or movie, cinematography, hair styling, and makeup… so it seems Katie isn’t getting the credit for her dead ringer portrayal of Jackie O! The wife of superstar actor Tom Cruise is surely disappointed about being left out. “I worked as hard as I could,” the actress said of her role in the miniseries.
Speaking about the former first lady, Katie has said, “I loved her. She had so much strength… I loved her love of family.” Unfortunately, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences didn’t feel the same way about Katie!
The actresses who were nominated for their Outstanding Role in a Miniseries or a Movie included: Diane Lane in HBO’s Cinema Verite, Elizabeth McGovern in PBS’ Downton Abbey, Kate Winslet in HBO’s Mildred Pierce, Taraji P. Henson in Lifetime’s Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, and Jean Marsh in PBS’ Upstairs Downstairs.