The Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and as usual people were excited and upset about their favorites being nominated or being snubbed. Glee racked up on nominations along with 12 other Emmy first-timers.
Overall, I think they got the nominations mostly right this year. I’d be shocked if Lost didn’t take Outstanding Drama. It’s similar to Lord of the Rings winning Best Picture at the Oscars in its last year. And on that note, here’s hoping that the Lost Executive Producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse spend their acceptance speech explaining what the heck happened on the finale.
One of the most exciting nominations in my opinion went to Conan O’Brien. It is great to see that The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien got nominated whereas Jay Leno’s show didn’t, and with the Awards airing on NBC, I’m very much looking forward to Conan’s acceptance speech. He’s a sure win for Outstanding Variety category.
As far as snubs, I’m wondering how The Big Bang Theory isn’t getting recognized in the Best Comedy category yet again? Do we really need to nominate The Office and 30 Rock every year? Because let’s face it, this has been worst season thus far for The Office, and 30 Rock is just loosing its steam. At least Jim Parsons got a nod for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his brilliant work on Big Bang, and word on the street is that this year he’ll take it home.
Other snubs? Katey Sagal’s power performance on Sons of Anarchy, Kiefer Sutherland for the final season of 24, and FX’s Justified.
So now for slightly odd nominations… Does anyone else think it’s weird that HBO’s True Blood is nominated for Outstanding Drama, when it’s not nominated in any of the other major categories? Perplexing isn’t it? Speaking of HBO, they’ve cleaned up and far surpassed their competition with a total of 101 nominations this year. The network continues to take advantage of categories that other major networks neglect such as MiniSeries or Movie.
Another head-scratcher for some may be Tony Shaloub who is up yet again for Lead Actor for Monk. Shaloub is no stranger to this category, and while Monk did air its finale episodes last year – it’s still within the time frame for this year’s Awards.
Here’s my list of who I think should… and hopefully will win!
DRAMA – OUTSTANDING DRAMA
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Matthew Fox (Lost)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Terry O’ Quinn (Lost)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
John Lithgow (Dexter)
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lily Tomlin (Damages)
COMEDY – OUTSTANDING COMEDY
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch (Glee)
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Neil Patrick Harris (Glee)
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Betty White (Saturday Night Live)
VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY – OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien
MINISERIES OR MOVIE
The Pacific (HBO)
View the full list of nominees here.
Who do you think should take home the above categories? Post your opinions below and let’s debate this out!
Your Pop Cuture Junkie,