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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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2012 Emmy Awards: Quick Thoughts

I have a crazy work day so I need to make this quick.

WHAT I LOVED

1. The best part of the night was Amy Poehler and Julia Louis Dreyfuss switching acceptance speeches.  The bit was awesome and it made me even sadder that Poehler didn’t win…AGAIN.   However, if she had to lose, I’m glad it was to JLD because she was fantastic in Veep.

2. The In Memoriam portion was beautifully done.  Classy, elegant, and moving.  I hate when people clap when you see someone’s picture come up.  It can be very awkward when certain people get more applause than others.  So I don’t know if it was directed or that’s how the audience chose to do it, but I’m glad all applause was held until the end.

3. Homeland for the Win!!!!  I had a feeling Claire Danes was going to win Best Actress in a Drama because she was phenomenal, but I wasn’t sure if Damian Lewis could pull off the upset over Bryan Cranston.  And he did!!!!  It was well deserved for both and then they take it home for Best Drama.  Couldn’t be more deserved.

4. Tina Fey and Jon Hamm’s presenter bit.  When is Tina Fey not hilarious and when it Jon Hamm not ridiculously handsome…and funny!

5. Modern Family bit with the actress who plays Lily.  Normally I would look up the young lady’s name but since I am in a HUGE rush this morning…I can’t…I’m sorry little Lily!!!  But that bit was funnier than anything they did all of last season.  It was great!

6. Jon Stewart getting man handled by Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon as he goes to accept his 10th Emmy.  Awesome!

WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE

1. The poor timing at the award show.   Now I’m not the biggest Modern Family fan, but that was just wrong wrong….twice!!!  Once for the director and once for the big award of Best Comedy did the MF crew not get to say their thank yous.  Same with the writers for Homeland.  I understand you need to keep a tight running ship, but here’s an idea, let’s cut the dumb crap from the show so people who win can have more time to thank people.  Like the insensitive Kimmel “in memorium” skit.  Didn’t need that.  And here’s an idea, let’s move the “reality” tv awards to the same time and venue where Best Guest Star in a Drama/Comedy are awarded so we don’t have to sit through that.  That should cut some time and allow these people who have won the highest award in their craft some time to say a freaking thank you!

2. Jimmy Kimmel’s “In Memorium” to himself.  Not only was this is really bad taste but see point #1 above.

3. Jimmy Kimmel as host.  Never thought he was funny.  Still don’t.

4. The Modern Family category…Best Supporting Actor in Comedy.  I already touched on it when the nominations came out, but it so pissed me off, it needed to be mentioned again.   Do the Emmy voters even watch TV?

BIGGEST SURPRISES

1. Jon Cryer winning Best Actor in a comedy.  Now I don’t begrudge Cryer at all.  But come on people???  Are you serious with this?  Even Cryer was completely floored.  Congrats to him, but wow, I don’t get that one.

2. JLD winning Best Actress in a comedy.  I love Veep and JLD.  But this should have been Amy Poehler’s year.  Seriously, who has this woman pissed off that she can’t get any Emmy love?

3. Damian Lewis dethroning Bryan Cranston.  Good for Lewis.  He was beyond amazing in Homeland!!  But I really need to start watching Breaking Bad!

4. Missing and American Horror Story are Miniseries?   HUH?   So if a show gets canceled mid way through its run and only airs 8 episodes, it can be classified as a miniseries?  Ok.  And what’s the excuse for American Horror Story?  It had around 12 episodes and is coming back for another miniseries…oops sorry, season…this year.  So does that mean Suits, Rizzolli & Isles, Dexter, Mad Men, etc are all miniseries?  Well then why the hell wasn’t Suits nominated?

Overall, I liked the show last night because I always like watching my favorite characters/actors rewarded for all their hard work.  That’s the only reason I watch.  I don’t need to be entertained or see how clever the host can be (especially when they’re awful), I just want to see people getting their credit where credit is due.  And to bitch when the people who I want to win, don’t win….HA!  Maybe next year Amy Poehler!!!!

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2012 in ABC, Emmy Awards, Quick Reviews/Recaps

 

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Emmy Nominations Thoughts and Snubs

Last year I went through the nominations category by category.   This year I’m not doing it.  It gives too much time and effort to these jokes of nominations.   But as always, I congratulate all the actors and shows for their recognition.  It’s not their fault the Emmy committee is a bunch of douchebags.

First, the YEAHS of the group:

  • Veep (Best Comedy)
  • Zooey Deschanel (Best Actress – Comedy – New Girl)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Best Actress – Comedy – Veep)
  • Amy Poehler (Best Actress – Comedy – Parks and Rec)
  • Max Greenfield (Best Supporting Actor – Comedy – New Girl)
  • Merritt Weaver (Best Supporting Actress – Comedy – Nurse Jackie)
  • Game of Thrones (Best Drama)
  • Homeland (Best Drama)
  • Claire Danes (Best Actress – Drama – Homeland)
  • Julianna Margulies (Best Actress – Drama – The Good Wife)
  • Damien Lewis (Best Actor – Drama – Homeland)
  • Christine Baranski (Best Supporting Actress – Drama – The Good Wife)
  • Dot Marie Jones (Best Guest Actress – Comedy – Glee)
  • Jon Hamm (Best Guest Actor – Comedy – 30 Rock)
  • Martha Plimpton (Best Guest Actress – Drama – The Good Wife)
  • Loretta Devine (Best Guest Actress – Drama – Grey’s Anatomy)
  • Jean Smart (Best Guest Actress – Drama – Harry’s Law)
  • Michael J Fox (Best Guest Actor – Drama – The Good Wife)
  • Dylan Baker (Best Guest Actor – Drama – The Good Wife)
  • Jason Ritter (Best Guest Actor – Drama – Parenthood)

Now, these aren’t all the nominations I am happy about, but these are the ones that really made me do a dance.

Max Greenfield was absolutely hilarious and I am THRILLED that his work was recognized.  While I stopped watching Nurse Jackie a long time ago because I really didn’t like the show, Merritt Weaver was fantastic!!!!  Good for her getting a nomination.  I love all the Homeland love!!!   Dot Marie Jones has been the best part of Glee for 2 years so I couldn’t be happier for her and I hope she wins.   And really, every guest star that is on The Good Wife should be nominated because they are all that good.  And if the entire cast of Modern Family can be nominated, why not The Good Wife guest stars????!!!!   FINALLY…SOME Parenthood love.   Yeah Jason Ritter!!!

Now for the Are you F*@$ing Kidding Me Portion:

  • The entire cast of Modern Family is nominated…again
  • Four out of the Six Supporting Comedy Actors are from Modern Family
  • Kathy Bates AGAIN for Harry’s Law?   No Lauren Graham?  No Sandra Oh (I’m not loving Grey’s Anatomy but she has a phenomenal year.)  No Lena Headey?  No Madeline Stowe?  No Monica Potter?  No Kyra Sedgwick?  At least we know she won’t be nominated again with Harry’s Law being canceled.
  • Where the hell was Robert Carlyle for Once Upon A Time?   Anyone?  Anyone?
  • How many times do I have to scream about Parks and Rec?  No best comedy and no Nick Offerman.
  • Someone needs to explain to me how Downton Abbey went from a Mini-Series to a Drama and American Horror Story is considered a Mini-Series and not a Drama.  Oh that’s right, because they need to fudge categories to get people and shows in that they want to nominate.  Like Nurse Jackie being a comedy so Edie Falco can be nominated.
  • In that case I would like to create the category of “Best Comedy That Was Actually Funny.”  The nominees are: Community, Cougar Town, New Girl, Veep, Happy Endings, Episodes, How I Met Your Mother.
  • How in the world with all those nominations is The Good Wife NOT nominated for Best Drama?
  • Don Cheadle?  Really?
  • Ashley Judd and Missing were nominated in the Mini-Series category?  (Please see bullet point #6)  When did your show getting canceled lump you into the Mini-Series category?
  • Will Parenthood EVER get the recognition it deserves?

The Emmy’s are getting to the point where once you are nominated, you never move from that nomination.  It’s almost as if the Emmy voters say “Here are the nominees and these will be the nominees until either someone really shocks us or their show gets canceled.”

But as much as I complain, I’m still going to turn in and watch and hope my favorites get selected!!!

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2012 in Emmy Awards

 

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2011 Emmy Snubs

I pretty much outlined in my Emmy Nominations posts for drama and comedy, who and what I thought was snubbed.   But I am always interested in reading what other people have to say.    Most of the opinions lined up with mine but some were different or more specific (especially if I don’t watch the show.)   These seemed to be the consensus on snubs:

  • KaDee Strickland
  • Nick Offerman
  • Katey Segal
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Kaley Cuoco
  • Community
  • Fringe
  • Anna Torv
  • Kyra Sedgwick
  • John Noble
  • Justified
  • Courteney Cox
  • Cougar Town
This is who I would also add to the list:
  • Lauren Graham
  • Stana Katic
  • Jason Segal
  • Monica Potter
  • Mae Whitman
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Parenthood
  • Joel McHale
  • Alison Brie
  • Danny Pudi
  • Donald Glover
  • Emily Deschanel
  • Nathon Fillion
There is one website that had their snub list and shocked isn’t a strong enough word to describe it.   I shouldn’t really be surprised considering all the love this particular site gives this show…I guess 16 year-olds do most of the blogging over there.   I’m kidding!!!!  Maybe.    But their number one Emmy snub, of ALL the actors that were snubbed for Emmy’s, their NUMBER ONE shocking snub was…..Darren Criss from Glee (with 1A being Heather Morris from Glee.)  I’m stopping and taking big deep breaths right now before I continue.  First I want to say that I love this particular site.  But I think it’s gone down hill since the main writer has lessened her duties.   And you know what, everyone is entitled to their opinions.   Hell I’m sure they would bash me for the Parenthood love I give.  But I almost spit all my fountain coke all over my iMac when I saw this.   Darren Criss is your #1 snub?   Really?   I’m not knocking Darren Criss because he was one of the best parts of a lousy season of Glee.  But Emmy worthy?  If KaDee Strickland, Stana Katic, Nick Offerman, Katey Segal, Neil Patrick Harris, and Kyra Sedgwick aren’t Emmy worthy, then guess what?   Neither is Darren Criss.
I think Glee is starting to get to that point with me where I’ve had enough.  I’m Glee-ed out.  Maybe that’s why all the Glee talk sends my blood pressure to very scary levels.  I can’t tell you how many other TV sites I go to where it seems like it’s all Glee all the time.  ENOUGH!  There is such a thing as over promotion to the point where you never want to hear or see something again.  I am at that point with Glee and it’s fans to some degree.  My second favorite TV site (if you have to ask me what my favorite TV website is, we are NOT friends anymore) TV Line, does a blind item post where it gives you scoop but doesn’t reveal who they are talking about and you have to guess.  I love it!!  Oh and by the way, if someone from TV Line is reading this, you better tell me who the diva is in your Feb blind item!!!   Anyhoo, every blind item, if you look in the comments section, it’s always Glee.  There could be 400 comments and 375 of them are about Glee.  Now those commenters may not know this (and judging by their comments, they don’t) but there are other TV shows out there other than Glee.  I’m just saying.  It’s possible, it might be some other show.   It cracks me up really.  And those people can get vicious and nasty.  If their parents heard them talk like that, they would be grounded and only allowed to go to school, do their homework, and nothing else.  And NO GLEE!!!     In all seriousness, I was ready to be done with Glee.   But kudos to Ryan Murphy, because after all his interviews this summer, he has pulled me back in.  I can’t wait to see what he is going to do with Season Three since he promised it would be very different and character driven.
Well this was a snub discussion that I didn’t mean to turn into a Glee bashing session.  But what do you think about the snubs?  Do you agree?  Is one of your favs missing from the list?   Or you want to yell at me about Glee?    LOL!
 
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Posted by on July 14, 2011 in Emmy Awards

 

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2011 Emmy Nominations: COMEDY

Now let’s take a look at the comedy noms.   Again, congratulations to everyone involved in all the shows and actors nominated!

OUTSTANDING COMEDY
The Big Bang Theory
Glee
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Idris Elba, The Big C
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST

Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Jeff Probst, Survivor

OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
Conan
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Cinema Verite
Downton Abbey
The Kennedys
Mildred Pierce
The Pillars of the Earth
Too Big To Fail

For those of you who follow my blog with regularity, you know what’s coming next…..GLEE WAS NOMINATED FOR OUTSTANDING COMEDY?????    WHAT!!!!   No Community?  No How I Met Your Mother?  No Cougar Town?     No Episodes?  WHAT!!!!   I’m going to be saying that a lot over the next several statements.   Shit, Better with You was better than Glee was this season.  But where Lauren Graham didn’t find the right person to sleep with, apparently Ryan Murphy did.   GLEE?????     WHAT!!!!!

What I am happy about:

  1. Big Bang and The Office being nominated for Outstanding Comedy.  It took a few years for Big Bang to get in this category, finally!   So I am very happy for the cast and crew.  The Office has been sputtering over the years but I was happy to see the committee reward them for what was  a great season.
  2. Matt LeBlanc for Episodes!!!   I loved Episodes so I am thrilled LeBlanc was nominated for this because he was great!  (Although a little disappointed there was no love for Tamsin Greig.)
  3. Melissa McCarthy getting a nod!   She is terrific on Mike & Molly and she has been a solid actress in TV now for many many years.  I was so happy she got her own show where she is the main actress and now I am thrilled for her to see her get an Emmy nom!
  4. Team CoCo baby!!!  I am beyond tickled to see Conan get an Emmy nom and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno get nothing!   What goes around….
  5. Martha Plimpton gets the Raising Hope nom!!!   Good for her.  She’s awesome!!   I’m surprised she also didn’t get a guest star nom in the drama category for her role on The Good Wife.   But I can’t be greedy!!!
  6. Johnny Galecki AND Jim Parsons are nominated!!!   I remember when it was pulling teeth to get ONE of them nominated and now they are both in there.   Way to go!!!!
What I am PISSED about:
  1. I already said it but I am saying it again because it is THAT preposterous….Glee nominated for OUTSTANDING comedy.  I’m sorry, what part of Glee’s second season was outstanding?   I would really like someone to tell me?  Was it the amazing character development?   Nope that didn’t happen.   Was it the riveting story telling?   Nope, that was missing too.  Was it the across the board stellar acting from the cast?   Well…to be fair…this cast is pretty terrific.  They get nothing to work with so they do make lemonade out of lemons every week.   So someone really needs to explain to me how Glee was outstanding this year?   Even the music wasn’t as good!  Do I even need to talk about the original songs?  I didn’t think so.
  2. The Modern Family Category (aka: outstanding supporting actor in a comedy.)   Other than Chris Colfer and Jon Cryer, the ONLY other worthy noms for supporting actor in a comedy are from Modern Family?   Really?   Does Jason Segal from HIMYM ring a bell for his work this season?  How about ANY of the characters from Community or Parks and Rec?   Are you kidding me?  And this second season of MF wasn’t HALF as good as the first season.   How is it EVERY adult cast member on Modern Family is nominated but there is no room for ANYONE from Cougar Town, Community, HIMYM, or Parks and Rec?    And I need to make something clear.  I LOVE the cast of Modern Family.  It is up there with one of the best ensemble casts on TV.  I love them.  But this is overkill, I’m sorry.
  3. Edie Falco for Nurse Jackie in the COMEDY category.  Have you seen Nurse Jackie?  Me too.  Have you ever bust a gut cracking up while watching Nurse Jackie?   Me neither.   Nurse Jackie was in the comedy realm last season too.  Someone explain to me how Nurse Jackie is a comedy?  Even Edie Falco can’t explain it!   When she accepted her Emmy last year for lead actress, she was just as shocked as the rest of us that Nurse Jackie was even IN this category.  What does that tell you?  It’s tells you there was no room for Falco in the drama category, the committee loves her, so they moved her show to comedy to get her a nom and win.  And please, that is not a knock on Falco who is one of my favorite TV/Broadway actresses ever!!  Don’t even get me started how phenomenal she was as Frankie in Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune on Broadway (with Stanley Tucci!)  It’s a knock on the Academy for how they manipulate things to get what they want.
  4. Nothing for Community, How I Met Your Mother, or Cougar Town.   I guess similar to the drama category, the committee only watches a handful of comedies, therefore comedies like Community, HIMYM, and CT are left out in the cold.   I seriously don’t know how Jason Segal, Courteney Cox, Danny Pudi, or Alison Brie (just to name a few because there are more) didn’t get noticed.  Maybe it’s because they aren’t on Modern Family.   Community and CT had their best seasons yet and HIMYM rebounded to have a really strong fifth season.  I don’t understand how iTunes, I mean Glee, gets nominated but these three shows get nothing.    NOTHING!!!  Not one acting nod, not the show, not a guest star.   NOTHING!!!   Something isn’t right here.
I know I’m being really harsh and I don’t like being like that.   But I get very passionate when my peeps get snubbed!!!   And I can’t say this enough…my beef is not with the actors themselves but the committee and how they choose.   Every single one of these actors work their asses off and deserve the rewards they receive for their hard work.   And I honestly congratulate each and every nominee.  My personal opinion is that I think the committee gets very tunnel visioned on shows and actors and refuse to open their eyes to other wonderful actors and shows out there.
What are your thoughts on the comedy portion?   Are you happy with the nominees or was your favorite show or actor snubbed?   Sound off below!!!
 
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Posted by on July 14, 2011 in Breaking News, Emmy Awards

 

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2011 Emmy Nominations: DRAMA

The Emmy’s have been announced!!!!!   Woo hoo!!!!   Congratulations to ALL the nominees!!   A very exciting day for all the shows, actors, producers, writers, etc.   I’m going to break this down by drama and comedy and drama is up first!!

OUTSTANDING DRAMA

Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Mad Men

OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andrew Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bruce Dern, Big Love
Beau Bridges, Brothers & Sisters
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Paul McCrane, Harry’s Law
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Robert Morse, Mad Men

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Mary McDonnell, The Closer
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Randee Heller, Man Men
Cara Buono, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Alfre Woodard, True Blood

The first thing that stands out to me is no love for Parenthood.   The second thing that stood out to me was no love for Castle.  The third thing…no nomination for KaDee Strickland from Private Practice!!!!!  The fourth thing is the love being shown to Harry’s Law!!   Wow!!  The fifth thing…yeah for Friday Night Lights!!!!!

What I am THRILLED about:

  1. All The Good Wife love and boy do they deserve it!!!
  2. Five out of the Six Dramas (Dexter, The Good Wife, Game of Thrones, Friday Night Lights, and Mad Men) all really deserved their nominations for fantastic seasons!  (I’ll get to the one that didn’t deserve it in the negative portion of the blog)
  3. Sooooo excited that Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler are FINALLY getting the recognition they deserve.  It’s just a shame they had to wait until the final year to give it to them!
  4. Love seeing the following guest starts be nominated because they were outstanding: Michael J. Fox, Julia Stiles, Mary McDonnell, Beau Bridges, and Loretta Devine!
  5. No more Tony Shaloub for Monk stealing a spot!!!!   I know that’s mean but that has bugged the crap out of me for years!!!!
What I am PISSED about:
  1. No nomination for KaDee Strickland.   Are you kidding me?   Did the Emmy voters not watch Private Practice AT ALL this season or worse, not even bother to watch her submitted clip for consideration?   I am FLOORED by this!!!   All the ladies in the supporting category are phenomenal (although I don’t watch Justified so I am not familiar with Margo Martindale but from what I read she’s terrific) and I am not taking away anything from their performances because all of them deserve their nominations and were wonderful.   But I’m sorry, Strickland was completely snubbed and robbed!
  2. No nomination for Stana Katic.  Another area where I just shake my head.   Again, did anyone watch Castle this year?   This woman was sensational!!!   How in did she not score a nomination?  The lead category I have a bit more of an issue with (which I will get into) but again, this is not a knock on the ladies nominated.   This is a great day for them and I certainly don’t want that to be marred with perceived negative comments about them.  But I will have my comments about that.   But Katic is another one who got ignored for a tremendous performance.
  3. No nomination for the ladies of Parenthood: Lauren Graham, Monica Potter, and Mae Whitman.  Seriously folks, who does Lauren Graham have to sleep with to finally get an Emmy nomination?  Did she run over your dog with a car early in life?  Did she pee in your Cheerios every morning?  What has this woman done to get ignored year after year.  And this is going back to her Gilmore Girls days as well.  I can’t believe it!!!   And Monica Potter (who you all know I adore and loved this season) gave one of the most beautiful and subtle performances of any actress this season (of the shows I watch of course.)  I can’t say enough wonderful things about her performance and I’m pissed she wasn’t recognized for it.
  4. Boardwalk Empire over Parenthood for Outstanding Drama.   I know a lot of people just threw their breakfast at my statement here but I don’t care.   I whole heartedly believe that Parenthood was the superior show THIS SEASON.  The 2011 Emmy’s are for this season.  And Season One of BE, while good, was not as good as Season Two of Parenthood.  I’m sorry people, it just wasn’t.  Yes, BE has the pomp and circumstance (and the HBO name behind it) that Parenthood doesn’t.  But it doesn’t make it a better show.  BE at times was boring, slow, and uninteresting.  I can’t remember one episode of Parenthood that was uninteresting.  The acting on both shows was great (Steve Buscemi is the reason BE is in outstanding drama I believe) but across the board, Parenthood has the better cast.   I’m not surprised BE was nominated and Parenthood wasn’t.   The big cable shows seem to trump the little network shows these days.  But I was disappointed Parenthood didn’t receive ANY recognition for its stellar season.
  5. The Outstanding Lead Actress Category.   You all know I love me some Kathy Bates.  The woman is an outstanding actress (an Oscar winner to boot.)  But a nom for Harry’s Law?   Really?   Over Stana Katic, Lauren Graham, Kyra Sedgwick, or Angie Harmon?  I don’t get it.   And Mariska Hargitay is getting into the Tony Shaloub category for me.  I don’t watch SVU so my opinion is flawed.  I watched SVU years ago (like 10 years ago) and she was phenomenal.  But she’s nominated every year.   Is she one of the 5-6 best every year?  I don’t know, maybe she is.  But was she better than Stana Katic this year?  Was she better than Lauren Graham?   Was she better than Angie Harmon in Rizzoli and Isles?  Maybe she was.  Like I said, my opinion is flawed because I don’t watch the show.
One final thing I will mention then we can get to the comedy section (you may want to get a shield for protection because I am going to be throwing some mighty big bombs on the comedy section.)  Doesn’t it seem like within the nominations, we have about 10 shows represented?   How many dramas are out there between network, cable, fall, spring, and summer shows?   50 dramas?  It looks like the committee only watched about 10 shows.   Now I will concede that there was a lot of crap on this year so there were some slim pickings.   But there are so many great shows without outstanding actors and actresses and I feel like, they never have a shot because the committee is very tunnel visioned.   Like I said in the beginning, in the drama section, for the most part, the committee got it right (with the few exceptions I mentioned…in my opinion.)  And even the ones I thought were “wrong” weren’t that far off (like in the comedy section.)    But regardless of what I think CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NOMINEES!!!!   You work hard and your efforts were rewarded and you deserve it!!   Maybe the committee can expand the noms next year to make sure some of the other actors/actresses can get their props too?
I want to hear what you think.   Do you love this noms?    Hate them?   Who do you think got snubbed?   Or did no one get snubbed.   I especially want to hear about the shows I don’t watch.
 
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Posted by on July 14, 2011 in Breaking News, Emmy Awards

 

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