Five Things I’d Like to See in the 2013 Emmy Nominations

Epic Game of Thrones-ness in Best Supporting Actress in a Drama

Because TV is so much more friendly for women actors than movies are, you could fill at least twenty slots in this category, if not more. And half of that could be women from Game of Thrones. I want Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) in the mix, for sure, and wouldn’t mind if the other four slots were taken up by Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen).

Frankly, it’s just silly that Peter Dinklage is the only actor from the show who’s ever been nominated for their role. I DEMAND GAME OF THRONES LADIES BE RECOGNIZED!

(Looking at the official Emmy ballot, I actually don’t see Christie or Williams anywhere on the list as options. I refuse to amend my wishes based on this lunacy.)

David Lynch as Best Guest Actor in a Comedy

Because that arc on Louie is simply one of the best things I’ve ever seen. And while we’re at it, can Louie get a Best Comedy Series nomination, already?

Writing and acting nominations for Enlightened

Especially writing. If “The Ghost Is Seen” doesn’t get nominated, there is no justice. (There are other truly great episodes in season two, but that’s the only one on the ballot.)

Everything on this show was pretty much perfect. Laura Dern and Mike White should both be in the acting categories, and the series deserves direction and technical recognition, as well. It still hurts that there won’t be a third season, but let’s hope for acknowledgement for the stellar work we did get to see.

Portia de Rossi for Lead Actress in a Comedy

Lindsey has always been the most underrated character on Arrested Development, and I was delighted to see her have such a central role in season four. Portia de Rossi does incredible work getting us to root for Lindsey even when she’s at her most selfish and ridiculous. She’s just brilliantly funny. (And before you ask, yes, this is the category she’s submitted in, not supporting. As it should be.)

Call the Midwife surprise writing nomination

This is the longest long shot of long shots, but the second season finale of Call the Midwife, “Episode 8,” is on the ballot for drama writing, and I would LOVE to see it somehow sneak into the nominations. This is a beautiful show overall, but this particular episode made me SOB SOB SOB tears of joy, which is a testament to the stunning work that’s been done in building up the characters and relationships over only 15 episodes’ worth of content.

In your dream scenario, what would you like to see show up in the nominations tomorrow?


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