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07-14-2011, 04:14 PM
Yes for double nominee Idris Elba: I thought he was outstanding in both "Luther" and "The Big C" and hot, hot, hot. I don't usually say this but for once I like the entire list of nominees. I was so afraid "Game of Thrones" would be ignored because it is a fantasy but it wasn't and Peter Dinklage's nomination is well deserved. I know this is overused but I love the "girl power" of "The Good Wife" and am glad the "girls" were recognized.

07-14-2011, 04:36 PM
:cheer2: Cat Deely! :cheer2:
About time!

07-14-2011, 05:28 PM
Tom Bergerson just tweeted
I'm honored to be nominated for the Jeff Probst Award. I hope Cat Deeley kicks his ass!!

:lol: :cheer: for Cat and Melissa McCarthy especially

07-14-2011, 05:31 PM
LOL! Aww, how sweet of Tom. I'm thrilled for Melissa McCarthy even though I don't watch Mike and Molly. However, I loved her on Gilmore Girls and, of course, in Bridesmaids.

07-14-2011, 05:36 PM
:rofl: Tom always knows just what to say.

07-14-2011, 05:38 PM
I've so glad Peter Dinklage gets a nod for Games of Thrones. He's a fabulous actor and he gets the only acting nomination for the show.

Emmys had to acknowledge Game of Thrones, Martin Scorese's baby.

07-14-2011, 05:40 PM
Friday Night Lights is nominated for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Drama, and Best Writing (the finale episode, airs tomorrow night on NBC, sniff sniff).

It's about freaking time that show got all the recognition it deserved, though I actually think the show was better in earlier seasons.

07-14-2011, 05:42 PM
HBO's Midred Pierce was a masterpiece, imo. Guy Pierce is so freaking fantastic in it and he looks incredible.

07-14-2011, 05:48 PM
I just want to say that Boomer's predictions were way off-the-mark for The Guest Actor/Actress categories.

07-14-2011, 06:06 PM
I'd be happy with either Cat Deeley or Tom Bergeron winning the "Jeff Probst Award." Just not Ryan Seacrest.

I'm also happy to see that The Good Wife got so much love. Same with the The Big Bang Theory.

07-14-2011, 06:10 PM
Chris Colfer's nomination is just as puzzling to me as his nomination (and win) was for the comedy category. I know Glee Season 2 was "The Year of Kurt", but much of his storlyline was angst-ridden, not funny. Very bizarre placement.

07-14-2011, 06:24 PM
It's about freaking time that show got all the recognition it deserved, though I actually think the show was better in earlier seasons.

Yeah, I haven't been watching much this season because it doesn't grab me any more. The whole story line with Julie and the prof/TA was so cliche!

:cheer: for Mireille Enos and Michelle Forbes for The Killing, and for The Good Wife, and especially for Idris Elba. :smokin:

07-15-2011, 03:02 AM
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O'Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men

Why is Jon Cryer nominated in the supporting category? Haven't Cryer and Sheen been co-leads of their show? :confused:

The Good Wife - nominations for Margulies, Panjabi & Cumming :cheer2: They've been absolutely outstanding. Surprised but happily so to see nearly the whole cast in there!

No love for Christine Baranski and Josh Charles' nominations?? :(

07-15-2011, 03:16 AM
:cheer2: :respec: Friday Night Lights!!! :respec: :cheer2:
Mad Men :yawn: MM is the new Sopranos (IOW, I'm tired of hearing about it all the time and the eleventy-billion nominations for the show every year :wall: )
Dexter - see Mad Men
The Good Wife….I tried to like this. But I didn't.
We are HBO-less/NetFlixless, and therefore have not seen Boardwalk Empire or Game of Thrones


Dramatic Women………..:drama: :glamor: - there's some really good competition in this category (plus a couple of duds IMO).

I'd like to see Connie Britton win after being snubbed time and again and finally being nominated last year, only to lose out to freaking Kyra Sedgewick :rolleyes:. Of course, a good argument could be made that being paid for a job that requires snogging sessions with Kyle Chandler is better than any Emmy :P ).

Kathy Bates' acting is damn near perfection on Harry's Law. The show itself is a bit "Eh" IMO, but the character of Harry is well thought-out, well-written, layered, nuanced, conflicted, and complex, and I don't think any actress other than KB could portray her this well. Her acting in HL is so amazing that I am willing to endure 60 minutes of 1) torrential downpours of LL political anvils, and 2) Harry's closing arguments, during which she inevitably is 'suddenly' inspired to preach Stentorian from the Mount in order to recap that week's lesson in Progressive ideology (just in case the anvils missed anyone). But I digress….

Julianna Margulies is alright, but even years later, I just can't fully forget her stint as whiny Carol Hathaway on ER. Elizabeth Moss is okay, but I'm tired of the endless Mad Men gushfest. I know nothing about Mireille Enos or The Killing and thus have no opinion.

Perhaps there is a god, after all, because Kyra Sedgewick and her borderline criminal assault on Southern ears with that pathetic Atlantan accent did not get nominated (or was The Closer finally put out of its misery, making a nomination an impossibility? Whatever the reason, she didn't make the cut, and that's fine with me.

What it boils down to for Lead Actress/Drama, as long as the boring-ass, the shits-chocolate-and-rainbows, the all-knowing and all-understanding, the cries tears-of-dewdrops Saint Oliska (can you tell I'm not much of an Olivia Benson/Mariska Hargitay fan? :rofl: ) doesn't win, I'll be okay with the results. FTR, I don't have a problem with MH the Person. OTOH, MH the Actor, especially Detective Benson (and what the plot weasels at NBC and in turn MH have done to the character), I loathe. Det. Benson has changed from an edgy, tough but cool SVU cop to a ridiculous Mary Sue caricature that's not even unintentionally funny - it's cringeworthy.

Who should have been nominated but wasn't? Katey Sagal in Sons of Anarchy :mitchell:


Dramatic Men………..:drama: :grope: A tighter field of talent than the Women IMO.

Kyle Chandler must win for BA - he's been fan-fcuking-tastic every episode, every season. There is a bit of a bias there, however, as I used to see him in the Drama building every day my Freshman year at UGA and had a terrible crush on him from afar (if he ever did notice me, it was likely along the lines of "who is that weirdo with the mohawk and why is she staring at me all the time? :lol: ).

If KC doesn't win, Steve Buscemi then, please. Or Hugh Laurie, simply because he's been robbed over and over and over in seasons past. I haven't watched House this season, though, so I have no idea if his performances are Emmy-worthy. While I'm not sure if the role is considered Lead or Supporting, I'm a bit surprised that Christopher McDonald didn't get any type of nod for Harry's Law as he is freaking FABULOUS as the sleazy, arrogant, ambulance-chasing lawyer/nemesis harboring UST with Harry.


I'm completely over the likes of Mad Men, Dexter, The Office, 30 Rock, Glee, and Modern Family and wish these shows would go the way of the dodo (*ducks*). These shows are all starting to suffer from The Sopranos/Six Feet Under/LOST/West Wing Syndrome. During those shows' runs, other shows that were just as good if not light years better were shut out, snubbed, patronized by being given some crap award like "Best Costume Button Sewing." or outright sacrificed in favor of the juggernaut of big network powerhouses. Give a comedy like Community its due, dammit!! The drama Sons of Anarchy? Recognize!! :mitchell:.

BTW, how many awards will Temple Grandin win this year? :P ;)

07-15-2011, 03:34 AM
How is Cloris Leachman a guest star on Raising Hope? She is part of the cast and in every episode.