“”Then Daniels tweeted the short Instagram video with the hashtags “#canfinallypostthis #timetoberealagain #emmyniceguyoverwith”.

Daniels’s own direction on the series was also ignored by Emmy voters, in spite of his status as a two-time Academy Award nominee.

Apparently we aren’t the only ones a little appalled that FOX’s new smash hit series “Empire” didn’t get a 2015 Emmy nomination, because show creator Lee Daniels is pissed about it too!

“You have to be nice, you can’t be…” Taraji P. Henson’s lead performance earned her a place in the running for outstanding dramatic actress, but the record-breaking show (for ratings) was shut out of every other category.

“F**k these motherf**kers!” Daniels yelled with a chuckle.

As Lee Daniels expressed his dismay through an expletive-filled slur, E!

“Taraji, woo woo, baby”, Daniels said. Congratulations. Now bring that mother home for big daddy.

The executive producer and his protege filmed a giggly video from the Empire set following what was presumably a discussion between the two men where Smolett, 32, informed his boss that he should try not to get too controversial in his response to the morning’s Emmy nominations. While “Empire” Season 2 premieres Wednesday, September 23, at 9 p.m. ET.