It could be that the Emmys thought other actors in comedy shows were better. I’m hoping that his serial abuse of the women in his life was a factor in their decisions. I think it is about time men in powerful positions get held accountable for their criminal behavior.
Update: After I published this post, I discovered a post on Ponderings from Pluto. ALMA’s website is still under construction so I wasn’t able to independently verify the report. I’m not concerned whether someone from ALMA actually said this because I wish I had been this clever and observant:
“In light of his recent arrest regarding heavy drinking and allegedly assaulting his wife and treating her disrespectfully, we’ve come to conclude that Mr. Sheen hasn’t really been acting on Two and a half Men,” said ALMA Awards executive producer Janet Murguía in a statement. “Charlie Harper is actually Charlie Sheen. The pure essence of acting is to pretend to be somebody you’re not, and Sheen is proving to us that his on-screen character is merely an extension of who he is in real life.”
American Latino Media Arts Awards (ALMA) presented Mr. Sheen (real name: Carlos Irwin Estévez) an ALMA for best actor in a comedy in 2008.