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Angela Lansbury blames Hollywood bosses for Emmys snub

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Jan 30, 2014 | 7:25am EST

British actress Dame Angela Lansbury is convinced she missed out on a prestigious Emmy Award because Hollywood chiefs never watched her acclaimed TV show Murder, She Wrote. The veteran star has scooped three Golden Globe awards for Best Actress for her performances as supersleuth Jessica Fletcher in the crimebusting drama, a role she played for 12 years from 1984. She also received 12 Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress but missed out every time, and she is adamant her failure can be blamed on award organisers for not watching the show. The actress tells U.K. TV show This Morning, "I was nominated 12 times. I never won it, and the reason was the people of Hollywood never watch Murder, She Wrote and they are the people who are voting, whereas across the country it was the most popular show on television." Murder, She Wrote ended in 1996 after more than 260 episodes. A planned reboot, starring Octavia Spencer in Lansbury's role, was axed earlier this month (Jan14).

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