Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Emmys... PFFFT!!!!

I blogged on my excitement over the Emmy long list a couple of weeks ago here, and said I was glad to see The Wire and Friday Night Lights getting some attention. Well... forget I said that. For, The Wire -- a.k.a. THE BEST SHOW ON TELEVISION EVER -- was shut out. SHUT OUT. Completely. Yet Boston Legal (and yeah, I know you love it, redeem...) gets YET another nod.

Sigh.

And Kyle Chandler? Nope. Gone. Best frustration face on TV, but hey, who needs frustration face when you can ham it up with William Shatner, hey? Right? Am I right.

Sigh.

Connie Britton didn't even make the long list (ARRRGH!)

But let's look at the good... um...

Okay, wait, there's Gabriel Byrne for In Treatment. Duh. And Glenn Close for Damages. Double duh. And YAY! Michael Emerson's in for Lost. He had BETTER win. And now that The Wire isn't in Best Drama, I can wholeheartedly root for Lost. (COME ON LOST!)

But The Wire... I just can't believe it. And I'm thrilled to see Kristin Chenoweth in there for Pushing Daisies, but no Chi McBride?

You know... I don't want to say the Emmys are racist, but [*cough*] The Wire is about the inner-city drug trade in Baltimore, and has a predominantly African-American cast. Chi McBride is the life of Pushing Daisies, along with Chenoweth (and the two sisters, let's be honest) and he doesn't even get considered. Naveen Andrews was pretty stunning this year, and made the long list, but that's as far as he's going to get. And 30 Rock has every nomination it could possibly get (check out the guest actor and actress in a comedy category!) but no Tracy Jordan? Uh... I guess they throw a little sumthin' over to Raisin in the Sun and all is right with the world.

Anyway, enough of that. Here are all the categories. With a big WHATever from me.

COMEDY

COMEDY SERIES
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Entourage
The Office
30 Rock
Two and a Half Men

ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Rainn Wilson, The Office

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Jean Smart, Samantha Who?
Holland Taylor, Two and a Half Men
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Shelley Berman, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Steve Buscemi, 30 Rock
Tim Conway, 30 Rock
Rip Torn, 30 Rock

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Polly Bergen, Desperate Housewives
Edie Falco, 30 Rock
Carrie Fisher, 30 Rock
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Sarah Silverman, Monk
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock

DRAMA

DRAMA SERIES
Boston Legal
Damages
Dexter
House
Lost
Mad Men

ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
James Spader, Boston Legal

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Glenn Close, Damages
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Ted Danson, Damages
Michael Emerson, Lost
Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
William Shatner, Boston Legal
John Slattery, Mad Men

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Charles Durning, Rescue Me
Robert Morse, Mad Men
Oliver Platt, Nip/Tuck
Stanley Tucci, ER
Glynn Turman, In Treatment
Robin Williams, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Ellen Burstyn, Big Love
Diahann Carroll, Grey's Anatomy
Sharon Gless, Nip/Tuck
Anjelica Huston, Medium
Cynthia Nixon, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

REALITY

REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Heidi Klum, Project Runway
Howie Mandel, Deal or No Deal
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

REALITY SERIES
Antiques Roadshow
Dirty Jobs
Extreme Makeover
Intervention
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Late Show With David Letterman
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live

VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SPECIAL
Bill Maher: The Decider
George Carlin: It’s Bad For Ya!
James Taylor: One Man Band
Kathy Griffin: Straight To Hell
The Kennedy Center Honors
Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

MINISERIES OR MOVIE

MINISERIES
The Andromeda Strain
Cranford
John Adams
Tin Man

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE
Bernard and Doris
Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter
A Raisin In The Sun
Recount

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Ralph Fiennes, Bernard And Doris
Ricky Gervais, Extras
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
Kevin Spacey, Recount
Tom Wilkinson, Recount

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Judi Dench, Cranford
Catherine Keener, An American Crime
Laura Linney, John Adams
Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun
Susan Sarandon, Bernard And Doris

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Bob Balaban, Recount
Stephen Dillane, John Adams
Denis Leary, Recount
David Morse, John Adams
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Eileen Atkins, Cranford
Laura Dern, Recount
Ashley Jensen, Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
Audra McDonald, A Raisin in the Sun
Alfre Woodard, Pictures Of Hollis Woods

7 comments:

Chris in NF said...

I agree wholeheartedly -- The Wire being shut out is a crime. But what makes me really lose hope for our survival as a species is the repetition of Two and a Half Men on that list. WTF???

fb said...

all is not lost!! the genius, beauty and phenomenal talent that is michael c hall was nominated for dexter. he won't win in a million years -- are you kidding? bush's america, awarding a serial killer? -- but i'm thrilled that at least someone, somewhere has finally cottoned on to what an absolute gem he is -- and an absolute gem the series dexter is, too, as it was nominated for best drama, too (again, snowball's chance in hell of actually, you know, winning, but not the point).

redeem147 said...

Please don't be knocking Mr. Shatner. He does some mighty fine work on Boston Legal. As does James Spader (who oft breaks my heart). Granted, Boston Legal should actually have a category that includes comedy and drama, because it is purely neither.

Did you notice Danny Strong's been nominated for writing Recount?

redeem147 said...

I wondered if you'd seen this:

http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20213234_14,00.html

Crissy Calhoun said...

And Nix, three nominations for the SYTYCD choreographers and one for their make-up team, as Cat Deeley gleefully reported last night. I wonder why the wardrobe dept didn't get a nod...

Ryan said...

I'm with you, Nikki. I'm pretty underwhelmed.

But hooray for Neil Patrick Harris, Vanessa Williams and Kathy Griffin!

joshua said...

And where oh where is Mary McDonnell?

[turns back on tv, head hanging shamefully]