Emmy Nominations Are Out.
It’s that time of year again. Time to honor the great makers of television in one exorbitant gala designed to show the magic of Hollywood while generating huge ratings for CBS for three hours.
This year’s Emmy Awards comes off the heels of the first television season that was without The Sopranos, Sex and the City, Frasier, or Friends. With those shows gone, perhaps some of the other shows that have been living in their shadow in the past will finally get their chance to shine.
Or Desperate Housewives will win everything (which is more likely the case).
Either way, here are some interesting aspects of this year’s nominees:
- Glenn Close was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress for her unbelievably ass-kicking performance on “The Shield.”
- Quentin Tarantino was nominated for directing CSI a episode. In the episode he actually ripped off one of his own movies for a change “Kill Bill 2” by having a character be buried alive.
- HBO still dominated all categories with 93 nominations.
- “Lost”, the best new show on TV, is nominated for Best Drama.
- “The 4400” gets nominated for Outstanding Miniseries – not the best characters, but the idea is awesome.
- “Star Wars Clone Wars Pt 2” got the nod for Outstanding Animated Program – if you haven’t seen this yet, check them out here.
- “Scrubs” finally got the nod for Outstanding Comedy Series – well deserved.
- Zach Braff and Jason Bateman got Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy nods.
- The “Scrubs” episode where they did a joke about being in a multi-camera sitcom was nominated for multi-camera editing.
- “Desperate Housewives” was nominated for Best Main Titles, which is the one part of that show I actually enjoy.
- Three episodes of “Arrested Development” were nominated for writing. The other two nominated were the “Everybody Loves Raymond” finale and the “Desperate Housewives” pilot. It’d bet the farm on Marc Cherry taking home that statue.
- Neither Michael Chiklis nor anyone from “Lost” got a Lead Actor nod (but Sayid and Locke are nominated for supporting actor – SAWEET!)
- Three desperate housewives nominated for comedy actress – but none are actually funny.
- Ian McShane get the nod for “Deadwood” – the scene where his passes the kidney stone should lock that up for him.
- Jeremy Piven get the supporting actor nod for “Entourage” – the Emmy print out with all the nominations lists him being nominated for the role of Ari Jacobs, but he plays Ari Gold. Interesting note: Ari Jacobs happens to be the Art Dept. Coordinator on “The Bernie Mac Show,” which is why this is only interesting to me.
- Ray Liotta is nominated for his ER guest appearance – must be cool to work for a few days, hit a small role out of the park, and get an Emmy for it.
So tune in Sunday , September 18 to see just how many times Hollywood can award “Desperate Housewives” for it’s mediocre, pseudo-satire, soap-operatic bullshit.