So the nominations came out for the Emmy Awards and there were a couple surprises…
FAMILY GUY became the first animated comedy nominated for Best Comedy since THE FLINTSTONES. THE SIMPSONS however applied for Best Animated show rather than Best Comedy so who knows if that could have happened before.
30 ROCK and MAD MEN received all but 1 nomination in Best Writing in the Comedy and Drama categories respectively. Anyone else not totally convinced that this system is broken yet?
30 ROCK broke the record for most nominations for a Comedy. Due almost entirely to Writing, Directing and Guest Actor noms which I believe made up 13 of the noms just from those 4 categories.
Once again Jon Cryer is a “Supporting Actor,” when I could have sworn he was one of the 2 and a half men. As long as they continue to allow people to apply for whatever award they want this Award system is a joke. If I was Hugh Laurie I would submit my name for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy every year for his portrayal of Gregory House, he’d win every year.
AMC had more Best Drama noms than any other Network.
HBO continues to get more nominations than anyone (99 up from 84 last year) despite the fact that besides ENTOURAGE they don’t really have a TV show worth a damn award wise (but they got lots of movies, mini-series, and docus). Although TRUE BLOOD best win best title sequence or the whole thing is a bigger joke than I already know it is.
SHOWTIME had to feel good with both DEXTER, WEEDS and their main stars getting noms.
CBS showed you can still buy a nomination, congrats CBS for getting Simon Baker nominated for his work on THE MENTALIST.
LIFE ON MARS got a well deserved nom for best cinematography.
Kevin Dillon better win for his portrayal of Johnny Drama… especially since some how Jeremy Piven wasn’t considered worthy this year of even a nomination.
Really, Amy Poehler for her work on SNL? Really? Really Academy of TV Arts & Sciences? Really? Is this some kind of sympathy for the fat pregnant chick nomination? Really, Academy you couldn’t find someone on say A COMEDY SERIES?!? Really?
Wait, WTF! Kristen Wiig? That racist little ****** got a nod as best supporting actress in a comedy too? Shouldn’t she be getting a nomination for Variety show?
Tina Fey gets a nom for her portrayal of Governor Palin! I’m not sure I understand all this Tina Fey love. 30 ROCK is a giant rip off of THE MUPPET SHOW (oh if I pointed out the similarities in both the overall show and certain episodes you’d be stunned). I get it she has that hot librarian look going, but do we really have to give her show 50% of all nominations due to that? It’s not original (see MUPPET SHOW reference) and it’s funny, but not hilarious.
I think this kind of proves we need a real Comedy on the air again, please someone, somewhere go find a comic genius and let him/her do their thing. PLEASE.
Is it just me or are there also a lot of names and particularly female names getting nominations that we’re used to seeing get Oscar noms and wins?
CHUCK Vs. BURN NOTICE seems to be in effect for best stunt too. Sadly, that stunt on BURN NOTICE is going to be hard to top.
Sadly, Serinda Swan was not nominated for her portrayal of Beautiful Girl on the TV series REAPER. Which should be all the proof you need, that this is just all really a circle jerk for the popular kids in Hollywood.
Serinda Swan practicing being a Beautiful Girl which is obviously hard work for her.