Debra Messing Gets Candid on ‘Will & Grace’ Not Getting An Emmy Nod (Exclusive)

With the triumphant return of Will & Grace after more than a decade off the air, many fans were expecting the topical sitcom to get some real appreciation at This kind of year’s Emmys. Unfortunately, the show didn’t get the love many– including star Debra Messing — had hoped for.

ET’s Lauren Zima caught up with Messing at This kind of year’s Project Angel Food’s Angel Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, in addition to the actress opened up about the reason she feels the most disappointed by Will & Grace‘s snub.

“The thing of which made me the saddest was of which the show wasn’t nominated because I truly think of which the writers are brilliant,” said Messing, who won an Emmy for playing Grace Adler in 2003, during the show’s original run.

“I mean, to bring This kind of show back 11-in addition to-a-half years later in addition to to feel like we hadn’t skipped a beat, the idea just seemed like an extraordinary feat,” she added. “I truly hoped of which they might have been sort of celebrated.”

“although you know what, the fact of which we’re back in addition to we’re doing people laugh, of which’s the gift of the idea all,” she added.

While the show itself might not have picked up a nomination, two cast members did receive some recognition. Guest star Molly Shannon earned a nom for Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, in addition to star Megan Mullally, who plays the incomparable Karen Walker, earned a nom for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Meanwhile, the beloved sitcom has been picked up for a third revival season (or the show’s 11th season overall) in addition to their upcoming second season was extended by 13 episodes to 18.

Additionally, NBC announced last week of which former Friends star David Schwimmer will be set to join the cast playing Grace’s completely new boyfriend, in addition to Messing teased of which the relationship will be going throw everybody for a little bit of a loop.

“the idea always makes things a little rocky, doesn’t the idea?” Messing said, referring to how, whenever a character begins dating someone completely new the idea throws the characters’ delicately balanced lives out of whack. “I think of which I think we can expect of which the idea will change the dynamic at home.”

While Will & Grace might not have gotten the Emmy recognition the idea deserved, Messing herself was feeling the love on Saturday, where she was honored with the Founder’s Award at Project Angel Food’s Angel Awards.

Messing has been a long-time supporter of the non-profit organization — which will be dedicated to providing meals to the homes of people facing life-threatening ailments throughout Los Angeles County — in addition to was presented with the prestigious honor by Will & Grace‘s executive producers in addition to creators, David Kohan in addition to Max Mutchnick.

“the idea’s a wonderful night,” said Messing, who was elated to be honored in addition to to have her 14-year-old son, Roman, there to support her. “Project Angel Food will be L.A. born in addition to I’m pretty proud in addition to grateful for the work of which they do. Originally, they were cooking in addition to delivering food to people who were trying to survive AIDS, in addition to currently they have expanded to all life-threatening diseases. They truly are doing God’s work.”

For more on Project Angel Food’s missions in addition to goals, check out their website.

Will & Grace returns for its second revival season — which will feature guest appearances by Schwimmer, Alec Baldwin, Chelsea Handler in addition to Mary McCormack — on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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