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Grieving, Martin Short to Skip Emmys

August 27, 2010 (3:25 am) GMT
The actor whose wife died last week will not attend the upcoming awards event although he is up for a category.

Emmy nominee is skipping the awards ceremony on Sunday, August 29 as he continues to mourn the death of his wife, Nancy Dolman. The funnyman was expected to appear at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards as he is nominated for a best supporting actor prize for his role as an attorney in TV hit "".

But he has decided to pull out of the event, following the death of Dolman, his partner of 30 years, last week. The retired actress passed away at the couple's home in Pacific Palisades, California following a reported cancer battle. A coroner's investigation determined she died of natural causes.

Short faces Emmy competition in the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category from ""'s , of "", "" actor as well as "" stars and .

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