Emmy nominations thoughts

The Good

*Jim Parsons for best lead actor in a comedy for The Big Bang Theory. His character Sheldon Cooper is a thing of pure delight.
*Big Love for best drama, its first nomination in the category, for its stronger-than-ever third season.
*Lost for best drama. They really deserve it this season.
*Flight of the Conchords for best comedy series. Too bad it wasn’t for their stronger first season, but the Emmys are always a little behind.
*Kristen Wiig for best supporting actress in a comedy. Nice choice.
*How I Met Your Mother for best comedy! Finally!

The Bad

*Almost no love for Battlestar Galactica. One nomination for directing, none for writing. The drama writing category is dominated by Mad Men, with four of their episodes nominated, and only the Lost finale sneaking in to represent all the rest of television drama. Mad Men is incredible, but you can’t tell me one of those four episodes could have been left out to fit in “Blood on the Scales”, one of the best hours of TV I’ve ever watched. Boo to that.
*Similarly, the comedy writing category has four 30 Rock episodes, with one Flight of the Conchords for a tiny inkling of balance. This is just unnecessary.
*Lack of much representation for Rescue Me, currently in its fifth and back-to-outstanding season. Even though the Emmy eligibility cut-off date is May 31, a loophole lets voters consider episodes shown after that, if the show in question aired at least six episodes of their current season before that date. Technically this means voters could be holding off until next year to honor this season of Rescue Me: eight of this season’s planned 22 episodes aired before the cut-off date, but now as nominations are in, they still have seven episodes to go. Odd timing. However, the episode I was hoping would get Callie Thorne her nomination finally, where she delivered a devestating monologue about life without her husband, still crushing eight years after 9/11, aired on May 5. If she wasn’t honored for it now, she’s not going to be. Sigh. But at least Michael J. Fox’s uproarious guest role did get noticed.

The Inexplicable

*Family Guy for best comedy??? Because those vaguely racist and sexist non-sequiters are only just now the cutting edge of comedy, ten years after the series premiered?
*Tony Shaloub, still? Is Monk even on anymore?


6 Responses to “Emmy nominations thoughts”

  1. 1 Chelsea July 16, 2009 at 10:57 am

    and Kathy Griffin was nominated in Best Reality Series AND Best Comedy Special!!!

  2. 2 Chelsea July 16, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Oh yeah, where’s January Jones??? She dominated the last season of Mad Men.

  3. 3 Rebecca July 16, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Yay, Jim Parsons! That’s awesome. As is the HIMYM nom.

    I swear Monk ended like three years ago…I thought it was just in reruns. Huh.

  4. 4 patty July 16, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    no love for dr. horrible’s emmy nod?

  5. 5 Brandi Sperry July 16, 2009 at 1:11 pm

    Ah, can’t say that I originally checked the category for “Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs”, as no one knows that exists, but I see that the BSG webisodes are in there too. I am not consoled. Nor do I really think the Emmys need a category for web content. At least, not yet.

  6. 6 Rebecca July 18, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    I just realized this, and I am newly outraged!

    No love for Connie Britton or Kyle Chandler?! Or FNL itself?!

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