June 13--Shamed sitcom star Roseanne Barr remains on Emmys ballots in the aftermath of her show being canceled due to her offensive remarks.
Barr, 65, was submitted as a candidate for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series weeks before she unleashed a hate-filled Twitter tirade in late May that prompted ABC to take "Roseanne" of the air, a Television Academy spokesperson confirmed to the Daily News.
The deadline for candidates to be submitted for the ballot was April 27. "Roseanne" was canceled over a month later on May 29 after Barr called former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett the baby of "muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes" in one tweet and touted a conspiracy theory calling George Soros "a nazi" in another.
Barr's name was turned in to the Television Academy by an awards rep for ABC -- along with 24 other submissions, including for her co-stars John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert.
Voting for the nominations is currently taking place and ends on June 25. Nominations for this year's Emmys will be announced on July 12, with the award show set for Sept. 17.
Barr's comments have been condemned by several of her co-stars, including her on-screen children Gilbert and Michael Fishman, as well as former showrunner Whitney Cummings. Barr has apologized for the tweets.
Barr won the Emmy for outstanding actress in a comedy in 1993 during the initial run of "Roseanne," which was rebooted in March after more than 20 seasons off the air. She also received nominations in the same category in 1992, 1994 and 1995.
Metcalf scored the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress honors three years in a row from 1992-94 for her portrayal of Jackie Harris, the sister of the show's title character.
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