Emmy Nominations Today!
This year’s Emmy award nominations were announced this morning!
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, Amy Poehler from Parks and Recreation (Leslie Knope Fans Unite!)
for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama, Elisabeth Moss and Christina Hendricks both from Mad Men (Peggy vs. Joan! You know I love Peggy, but this really might have been Joan’s season based on the mess that was made of her life…) (And good for January Jones, who made it into Lead Actress in a Drama.)
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama, Elizabeth Mitchell from Lost (Juliet! finally given some notice, though a bit late on the draw)
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy, Betty White for Saturday Night Live (like there was ever any doubt)
for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit” from How I Met Your Mother (yeah, they just threw that number into a regular episode, hilarious, the best thing to come out of this sad, boring season)
also, several categories have what I would call an embarrassment of riches:
for Outstanding Drama Series, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Dexter and Lost (shows I love) and The Good Wife (good news for my mom, because now a show that she watches may actually hang around longer than one season)
for Outstanding Reality Series (Competitive), The Amazing Race, Project Runway and Top Chef among others
for Outstanding Writing in a Drama, Lost (for the finale) and two Mad Mens (“Shut the Door. Have a Seat,” which was the finale, and the birth of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce–and “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency,” AKA the one with the lawn mower.) (But where was “The Gypsy and the Hobo“? Oh well.)
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy, Tony Shaloub from Monk – OK, a week or so ago a blogger I like was doing Emmy predictions and threw in Monk, and I thought it was a joke. Like, he also could have said, “and Kelsey Grammer for Frasier.” You know, just a joke about someone who won the award a gazillion times. Little did I realize that the final season of Monk (a show it seems like has been gone forever) actually was eligible this year and, lo and behold, here it is. Talk about a knee-jerk nomination.
Nominations for pointless endeavors like Two and a Half Men. Also, stone me if you must, but I have no love for The Big Bang Theory, either.
Notable snubs are Anna Gunn for Breaking Bad (come on! she bleeped Ted! was it all for nothing?), plus another year goes by that Vincent Kartheiser gets ignored as Mad Men‘s weasely Pete Campbell (but I guess that’s weirdly appropriate for the continually mediocre Pete). Also, Community is snubbed entirely! I adore this show, but I also fear that it is one of those quick-burning shows that is never going to be as good as it was in its first season.
for Outstanding Commercial, “Now I’m on a horse!”
for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series, The (now-defunct) Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien (a tribute to the shortsightedness of NBC and the overall suckiness of Leno–I hope Conan and his buddies had champagne for breakfast and a good hard laugh)
Ah, I love awards shows! For the truly curious, here are the complete nominations (in PDF).