The core comedic triumvirate of “Only Murders in the Building,” consisting of Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez, has been responsible for “Only Murders in the Building’s” meteoric rise to popularity since the show’s premiere in the summer of 2021. The cast and crew of the program are getting some well-deserved acclaim courtesy of the 2022 Emmy Awards, despite the fact that the show has only just been renewed for a third season. According to Deadline, “Only Murders in the Building” has been nominated for an astounding 17 awards, including the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, for which both Martin and Short have been nominated.
Gomez is conspicuously absent from the list of nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, where her peers include the likes of Rachel Brosnahan, Issa Rae, Kaley Cuoco, Quinta Brunson, Jean Smart, and Elle Fanning (via NPR). Although Martin and Short told The New York Times that they are “delighted” with their personal nominations, they are not so thrilled with the fact that their co-star did not get recognition for their work.
Steve Martin has said that Selena Gomez plays an important role in the production.
Steve Martin and Martin Short both voiced their disappointment at Selena Gomez not being nominated for the Outstanding Comedy Series award; however, Martin Short pointed out that Gomez is included in the nomination for the series as an executive producer. According to what he said to The New York Times, “We’re happy by the nominations, not just for ourselves but also for the program.” We are quite disappointed that Selena was not nominated for an award since she plays such an important role in our performances.
Gomez was said to be “a crucial aspect” of the sitcom by co-creator John Hoffman, who shared this sentiment. According to what he had to say to Deadline, “Our trio is the core of everything and the reason for the success of our program.” While Hoffman acknowledges that “nominations can be tricky” and that “it can feel unfair at times,” he is “so proud of her” and what she has accomplished so far and for what is to come. “They made all of that happen together, the three of them, with Selena being an essential part of that.” “They made all of that happen together, the three of them, with Selena being an essential part of that.” Hoffman made a promise that in the second season, “you’ll see more of the fantastic actress that Selena is and how she shines even more than before.” He said this would happen because “you’ll see more of the amazing actress that Selena is.”
She referred to Steve Martin and Martin Short as her “crazy uncles” in an interview, with Selena Gomez.
Although Selena Gomez has not yet commented on the fact that she was not nominated for her role in “Only Murders in the Building,” she has been extremely outspoken about how much she loves the show and everyone involved with it, particularly Steve Martin and Martin Short. Gomez told Glamour that she thought of them as her “two crazy uncles,” and that she had “no reservations” about the possibility of collaborating with them. She referred to Steve and Marty as “icons” and “legends” in her statement. “It was so much joy to be able to work with these comic geniuses, and at a time when comedy is different, their humor is ageless and it’s wild,” said the person who had the opportunity to work with them.
Gomez was “constantly asking questions” about the cast and crew’s experiences with love, life, and jobs while they were in between shoots. The actor reflected on her experience, explaining, “It was so much fun for me to learn and truly feel like I was part of the group.” “They even introduced me as the third amigo,” said Gomez, referring to the fact that Martin and Short, in a sense serving as comic mentors for her, could not be happier with her performance on the program. According to what Short said to Vanity Fair, “I must add that she is a rapid student.” “And she is such a wonderful actor because when we first began working together, she claimed to know who we were, but in reality, she had to Google me in order to find out.”