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NEW PODCAST: Episode 40 Covers Summer Shows

I actually posted the podcast a while ago but I still want to let you know it available here or to download from iTunes.

Episode 40 Covers the following:

  1. Pretty Little Liars
  2. Graceland
  3. Dexter
  4. Ray Donovan
  5. True Blood
  6. Rizzoli & Isles

If you like, make sure you let me know here and on iTunes.  If you don’t like, just let me know here!

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Podcast

 

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2013 Emmy Nominations

I don’t know why I bother to watch the Emmy Nominations shin dig every year.  I really don’t.  All it does it get me mad and frustrated.  Plus, I feel like I write the same post each year about how annoyed I am.   Seriously I have to write one more time about how Nurse Jackie isn’t a comedy, I may throw something at my TV.  I’m not kidding, these Emmy voters must watch the same 10 shows and nothing else.  As I always say (and mean) congratulations to each and every person and show nominated.   It’s such a great honor and you should be thrilled by your accomplishments.   Doesn’t mean I’m always happy about it, but that shouldn’t diminish your joy and happiness.   Because I’m sure Hollywood is waiting with bated breath to hear what I have to say about them.

What Do I Love/Like

  1. Veep nominated in the comedy category as well as JLD getting another nomination.   The show is hilarious and I would love to see it de-throne Modern Family…but it won’t.
  2. Amy Poehler with ANOTHER nomination.   Can she FINALLY win this year?  Please?  Someone?   Anyone hear me?    Hello?    She really deserves to win.
  3. Jason Bateman and Matt LeBlanc.   Love it!!  Bateman is great in that role and even though it seems like Episodes is NEVER on, that is another really funny show and he’s terrific in it.
  4. Anna Chlumsky and Tony Hale getting some Veep love…nice!
  5. The Newsroom NOT being nominated for Best Drama.  Is that awful?
  6. The Best Drama Category is fabulous.  It’s still missing the Good Wife and Parenthood but I’ll get to that later.
  7. Kerry Washington, Emilia Clarke, Mandy Patankin, Damien Lewis, Claire Danes, Christine Baranski, and Peter Dinklage…yeah!!!!   Although Dinklage is more a leading man than supporting but since Edie Falco still gets nominated in the “comedy” category, I’ll let it slip.
  8. Political Animals love.  I’m still fired up that show got canceled.
  9. The Modern Family Category (OKA Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy) is getting smaller!  We’re down to three from four.  Though I’m not sure how Eric Stonestreet is left out but I can’t figure these people out.

What Do I Hate/Not LIke So Much

  1. STILL NO PARENTHOOD LOVE.  I guess I have to give up at this point.  It’s obvious the Emmy voters don’t watch this show.  Or have no taste in good acting and writing because I can’t fathom how in this TV universe that the show isn’t nominated for Best Drama, Monica Potter (who is amazing every year but took it to a level I didn’t think possible this year) isn’t nominated for anything, Mae Whitman isn’t nominated for anything.  I.  Don’t.  Get.  It.   And every year nothing about Parenthood is recognized is another year I have less respect for these people.
  2. All the Girls love.  I’m not seeing it.  I know I’m the only person in the world who probably feels this way but I just don’t see it.
  3. No Parks and Rec Best Comedy.  Still no Nick Offerman love.
  4. Connie Britton for Nashville.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I LOVE Connie Britton and think she’s great.  But I think this was a stretch.  If anything, I would have given this nod to Hayden Panettiere.  I’ve never really thought much of her acting but WOW did she show me something this year and I thought she was remarkable.   HUGE snub there.
  5. Jeff Daniels?  Um, ok.
  6. Other notable snubs (in no particular order): Monica Potter (it’s that bad she’s listed again) Jeff Perry (Scandal), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones), Parenthood, Scandal, Jim Caviezal (Person of Interest), Donnie Wahlberg (Blue Bloods), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), The Good Wife, Bellamy Young (Scandal), Guillermo Diaz (Scandal), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Nikolaj Coster Waldau (Game of Thrones), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), New Girl, Max Greenfield (New Girl), Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), The Americans, Keri Russell (The Americans), Matthew Rhys (The Americans), Margo Martindale (The Americans), Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother.)   Seriously, if Modern Family can have a 100 nominations, why not Game of Thrones????

I can rant and rave all I want (because it’s fun) but it doesn’t make a difference.  Certain shows and certain people are nominated every year and other shows and other people have allegedly peed in the Cheerios of the nominating committee because they can never seem to get recognized for their work.   It’s really a shame because there is some AMAZING work being accomplished on the small screen but it seems to be getting ignored.    So I think I will have to come up with my own list and my own awards and that will make me happy. Because let’s face it, it’s all about ME!!

Aside from all my nonsense, again, congrats to all the nominees!!!

List of Nominees:

Comedy Series

Modern Family – ABC

The Big Bang Theory – CBS

Louie – FX

30 Rock – NBC

Girls – HBO

Veep – HBO

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Tina Fey – 30 Rock

Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep

Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie

Laura Dern – Enlightened

Lena Dunham – Girls

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

Jim Parsons – Big Bang Theory

Don Cheadle – House of Lies

Jason Bateman – Arrested Development

Louis C.K. – Louie

Matt LeBlanc – Episodes

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock

Jane Lynch – Glee

Julie Bowen – Modern Family

Sofia Vergara – Modern Family

Mayim Bialik – Big Bang Theory

Merritt Wever – Nurse Jackie

Anna Chlumsky – Veep

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Adam Driver – Girls

Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family

Ty Burrell – Modern Family

Ed O’Neill – Modern Family

Bill Hader – Saturday Night Live

Tony Hale – Veep

Drama Series

Breaking Bad – AMC

Mad Men – AMC

Homeland – Showtime

Game of Thrones – HBO

Downton Abbey – PBS

House of Cards –  Netflilx

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Connie Britton – Nashville

Claire Danes – Homeland

Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey

Vera Farmiga – Bates Motel

Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men

Kerry Washington – Scandal

Robin Wright – House of Cards

Lead Actor in an Drama Series

Hugh Boneville – Downton Abbey

Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels – Newsroom

Jon Hamm – Mad Men

Damian Lewis – Homeland

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn – Breaking Bad

Christina Hendricks – Mad Men

Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

Emilia Clark – Game of Thrones

Morena Baccarin – Homeland

Christine Baranski – The Good Wife

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Bobby Cannavale – Boardwalk Empire

Jonathan Banks – Breaking Bad

Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad

Jim Carter – Downton Abbey

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

Mandy Patinkin – Homeland

Miniseries or Movie

The Bible – History

American Horror Story: Asylum – FX

Behind the Candelabra – HBO

Phil Spector – HBO

Political Animals – USA

Top of the Lake – Sundance Channel

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Asylum

Laura Linney – The Big C: Hereafter

Helen Mirren – Phil Spector

Elizabeth Moss – Top of the Lake

Sigourney Weaver – Political Animals

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch – Parade’s End

Matt Damon – Behind the Candelabra

Michael Douglas – Behind the Candelabra

Toby Jones – The Girl

Al Pacino – Phil Spector

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Ellen Burstyn – Political Animals

Imelda Staunton – The Girl

Charlotte Rampling – Restless

Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Asylum

Alfre Woodard – Steel Magnolias

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

James Cromwell – American Horror Story: Asylum

Scott Bakula – Behind the Candelabra

John Benjamin Hickey – The Big C: Hereafter

Peter Mullen – Top of the Lake

Zachary Quinto – American Horror Story: Asylum

Variety Series

The Daily Show With John Stewart – Comedy Central

The Colbert Report – Comedy Central

Jimmy Kimmel Live – ABC

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon – NBC

Real Time With Bill Maher – HBO

Saturday Night Live – NBC

Reality – Competition Program

The Amazing Race – CBS

Dancing With the Stars – ABC

Project Runway – Lifetime

The Voice – NBC

So You Think You Can Dance – Fox

Top Chef – Bravo

Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Series

Ryan Seacrest – American Idol

Tom Bergeron – Dancing With The Stars

Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance

Anthony Broudain – The Taste

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn – Project Runway

Betty White – Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

 

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2013 in Award Shows, Emmy Awards

 

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