Debra Messing Says Will & Grace Has Never Won at the Golden Globes: 'So We Drink'
Debra Messing, who is nominated for her role in the recently rebooted NBC comedy, joked about the show's losing streak at the annual award show
No sore losers here!
“We’ve never won. So we drink,” she said. “Because at the Golden Globes that’s what you do, you drink. … I get to sit there and relax.”
“The show wasn’t nominated,” she said. “I’m here representing Will & Grace.”
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While the show didn’t score a nomination, Messing herself is nominated for best actress in a TV series, musical or comedy, for her role on the recently rebooted hit NBC show. It’s her seventh nomination for the role — she’s up against Kristen Bell (The Good Place), Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown), Alison Brie (GLOW) and Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).
“I’m feeling just overwhelmed,” she said. “I’m so grateful. The idea that we shot the pilot 21 years ago and I’m nominated for the same character — I mean, it’s just hard to wrap my mind around. I’m just really grateful to be here.”
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The original Will & Grace amassed 27 Golden Globe nominations and zero wins during its original run from 1998 to 2006. Last year, it added another two nominations to its list: one for best TV series, musical or comedy, and one for best performance by an actor in a TV series, musical or comedy, for McCormack. Neither won, bringing its current record — not including Messing’s latest nomination — to 0-29.
To their credit, the cast has had a good sense of humor about it, often toasting when the show or its stars aren’t announced as the winner.