Emmys, Schmemmys, and other Gimmes (TV awards - summer 2011)

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  1. Bostonfan

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    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.
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    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:
  3. PeterG

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

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

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    :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 ;)
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  5. Lucy25

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    How is Cloris Leachman a guest star on Raising Hope? She is part of the cast and in every episode.
  6. screech

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    I don't understand it either. I also don't get the Jane Lynch love - Sue Sylvester makes me wish I owned a gun.

    I'm disappointed in the lack of Community and Cougar Town. Not too surprised by the lack of True Blood (though yay for Alfre Woodard) but I am surprised that Denis O'Hare didn't get recognition for his role as Russell Edgington. He was fantastic!!

    Happy Cat Deeley was finally nominated. Surprised at the lack of Neil Patrick Harris. HIMYM hasn't been as great lately, but NPH always brings it with Barney.

    Loved to see Johnny Galecki finally get some love for Big Bang Theory, but no Mayim Byalik? She's hilarious on that show! Has to be one of the best comebacks in recent years.
  7. love skating

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    I'm just very happy Parks and Recreation finally got nominated - LOVE that show!
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    So happy about FNL and Cat Deeley! All richly deserved.
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    I've been out of the house all day long and didn't get back till fairly late tonight, so missed the Nomination announcment.

    So beyond happy for Cat, as it's about freaking time!!! YES!!! :D

    That Leading Lady in a Miniseries or Movie is pretty packed w/talent.

    Happy for all of the FNL fans out there. Sad it's only now the show, which I've heard so much about, but could never seem to be able to find it anywhere, gets nominated for the Final Season. I wish I did, as I love Kyle Chandler, as I wish I had a good feeling for all of you on Emmy night, but I believe sadly you'll have the same experience we Star Trek : TNG fans had when the show and Patrick Stewart got nominated for the biggies finally for the last season and.... :(

    I really hope that's not the case for all of you though and will be rooting on the FNL gang Emmy night!!!
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    Game of Thrones should have gotten a nomination for music which is outstanding and even more actor nominations. The actors there are terrific.
  11. vesperholly

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    :cheer2: Johnny Galecki! I love, love, love The Big Bang Theory. For me, Bialik didn't rise to the level of Emmy worthy.

    As far as Mad Men being over the hill, just watch "The Suitcase". Season 4 was uneven as hell, but that episode was phenomenal and I'm thrilled Elisabeth Moss got herself a nomination.

    Love Modern Family but that supporting actor category is ludicrous (but yay Jesse Tyler Ferguson!). The Emmys really, really needs an ensemble award.

    The nominations for Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch are just incumbent nominations. Once you get nominated and especially when you win, it's not as hard to get nominated again. I doubt Lynch will repeat her win - she had nothing interesting to do in Season 2.
  12. Cyn

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    I've still yet to watch The Big Bang Theory, but I've had ookoodles of people say it's :rofl: and I should check it out. For me, Johnny Galecki will always be David Healy, Darlene's p*whipped boyfriend on Roseanne :lol:. I've seen him in a few other shows (Rusty/Russ in Christmas Vacation, Rusty (Russ) Griswold v3.0 in Christmas Vacation, Trouty on My Boys), the little kid in Prancer

    I completely agree. Over the years, there have been many well done, entertaining shows whose success was largely due to the entire cast working together as one entity. Those seem to be overlooked in favor of shows with one (sometimes two) dominant character who for the most part carries the entire show, with the purpose of the supporting cast being more or less to serve/enhance the star. There should definitely be an Ensemble Cast Emmy for TV series in which the sum of its parts makes the show work (Battlestar Galactica, anyone?).

    Which is why we wind up stuck with James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Ellen Pompeo, Evangeline Lilly, Matthew Fox, Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgewick, Alec Baldwin, Steve Carrell, and so on and so forth being nominated year after year after year :wall: .
  13. BigB08822

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    Galecki pretty pretty plays the role the same way, I don't think he has very many layers as an actor. :lol: His annoying habit of cocking his head back and squinting his eyes ALL THE TIME really bothers me. He could be replaced on the show and I wouldn't care.
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    Wow! I just realized Matt LeBlanc received a nomination for his work in "Episodes." I really like the show but did not realize anyone was watching. I do wish his two British costars were recognized but Modern Family seems to own the supporting comedy supporting categories. Maybe the next Golden Globes....
  15. rfisher

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    Cyn, I agree about SOA, but since Justified got 4 noms, I'm hoping SOA will get it's recognition next season. All 4 Justified nominations were totally deserved and Margo Martindale absolutely deserves to win. She was perfect in the role. Graham Yost really deserves a production and writing nomination. I'm hoping Elmore Leonard will write a couple episodes next season like he did this time. SOA and Justified are two of my favorite shows.

    I tried watching Big Bang Theory and thought it was stupid. I never watched a second episode.
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    Oh come on, you know you wanted to say that those nominations were...justified. :lol:
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    I think I would rather be a good character actress like Margo with staying power even as she ages than some young starlet that is here today gone tomorrow. Margo was terrific and scary and I too hope she wins.
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    :lol: :D
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    I knew about the premise of Big Bang Theory but never watched an episode. Then a couple of weeks ago I caught one on accident and was surprised how funny it was. I believe BBT is going into syndication this fall, so I might just catch up on the series then.
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    It just bugs me that he's nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He wasn't funny.
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    IMO, it's Jim Parsons who really brings the funny on BBT. He is fantastic in that role.
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    That is true, and he definitely deserved his Emmy and Globe wins last year. I just have a weeny crush soft spot for Galecki :)
  23. BigB08822

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    The show he is on is classified as a comedy so he will always be nominated within the comedy category. His acting does not have to be comedic, he was just the best supporting actor in the comedies that year according to the voters. They may have voted for him because he was able to pull off drama and comedy as he did have lines now and then that were funny.
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    And she actually has the same degree as her character- a doctorate in neuroscience. She actually understands all the lines she says. That deserves an Emmy all by itself. Her Erdős–Bacon number is seven! And I'm prettier than her, so she's my favourite actress.

    Yay Cat Deely and Martha Plimpton! Those are the two nominations I was cheering for.
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    :huh:

    Fox was nominated only once (for the final season of Lost) and Lilly has never been nominated for an Emmy.
  26. Beefcake

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    Boardwalk Empire lapped up the Schemmys last night ... wonder if this is foreshadowing a Best Drama upset over Mad Men?

    :kickass: Justin Timberlake won two last night, for his SNL hosting -- comedy guest actor and song -- and counting his Dick in a Box Emmy he's already got three. Betty White had better watch her back. :lol:

    OTOH, :blah: Gweneth Paltrow bested Cheno and Dot Jones for the comedy guest actress Emmy.

    :eek: Deadliest Catch over Hoarders for reality program! Far less shocking: Reality Host = Jeff Probst, Survivor.

  27. Allen

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    Loretta Devine was very good, but I have a hard time with her beating Julia Styles here. I'm not even a Styles fan, but she's was stellar on Dexter this season.

    I think we all knew that Paltrow was going to win, but I have to call wuzrobbed for Dot Jones.

    Mia Michaels took Choreography again.
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    Honestly though, Dot Jones' material didn't showcase her acting while Gwyneth Paltrow's episode was basically a love letter to her the way Chenoweth's episode was last season. I still think Chenoweth would have walked away with her Emmy if it wasn't for the Betty White lovefest that was going on last year. I'm a huge fan of Cheno but she was wasted in her episode this season.

    Apparently, Jane Lynch is the favorite for the Emmy this year despite Sue having an uneven season because Sofia Vegara picked a bad episode to submit (two years in a row!) and her biggest competition (Kristen Wiig) chose the SNL episode where Jane Lynch hosted which shows Lynch's comedic skills off.
  29. HeatherC

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    I know it's a massive long shot but I would love to see Friday Night Lights win something next weekend. Long live the underdogs! :cheer:
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    So did NappyTabs. I guess it's like a law that Mia gets an Emmy and then they pick a second person to share with.
  31. Beefcake

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    Hmmm, Wiig as favorite means all but one of the SA gals are getting mention as possible winners. Most "experts" I've read who don't pick Lynch are settling on Julie Bowen, a few still in Vergara's camp, and others are warning not to count out the Emmy prowess of Betty White.

    Meanwhile, nobody is talking about the "other" Jane - Krakowski - and this is a perfect set-up for one of those :eek: from left field upsets. Even though I "called" Sophia's Emmy months ago and would still :) that ... I'd love to see Jane K win this after years of kudos with no payoff. Jane K is just as deserving as the other women, and she submitted a pretty strong episode for her ... question is would voters penchant for rewarding the longshot be able to overcome the cartoonish absurdity that is 30 Rock (and Jane's episode pushes that even further!) and the headstarts the other four have? Probably not, but I'd :cheer: for it.
  32. Cyn

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    :blah: is right (not sure which one it is, but there's a thread from OTBT -- maybe the Oscar nominations thread? -- that has all kinds of Paltrow dissing). I loved it.

    :respec: Not only is it a great show, but this season took "reality" TV to a very real level when Captain Phil Harris died :wuzrobbed

    Cat Deeley wuzrobbed!! :mitchell:

    Damn straight. I spend a good part of my Freshman year drooling from afar over Kyle Chandler in the Drama Building at UGA. Hopefully he won't be overlooked by the voters.
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    *BUMP*!!!!

    It's Emmy Night! :watch:

    Anyone wanna give share their predix and/or wishlist?

    My $.02:

    Drama: I'd like Game of Thrones, but I'm gonna go with a Mad Men vs. Boardwalk battle to the death......

    Comedy: Big Bang Theory (The *BEST* ensemble comedy since vintage "Friends"!)

    Actor, Drama: Kyle Chandler (IMHO, they wanna give "FNL" something and this might be a good way, by honoring the journeyman.......)

    Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies

    Actor, Comedy: Jim Parsons (But for some reason, I'm sensing a Louis C. K. upset......)

    Actress, Comedy: I'd love Poehler or Plimpton, but I'm guessing Linney.......

    Sup Actor, Drama: Betwixt Cumming or Dinklage

    Sup Actress, Drama: TOTAL TOSS-UP!

    Sup Actor, Comedy: I want Colfer, but Burrell and Ferguson seem likely

    Sup Actress, Comedy: Should be Wiig all the way, Vergara is a wee-bit over rated, IMHO, the BEST lady on "MF" is Julie Bowen. :)
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  34. VIETgrlTerifa

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    This is what this pundit has tot say:

    http://boomer.awardsheaven.net/

    I don't think there's anyway Steve Carrell is going to lose this year. He's never won, and he submitted his farewell episode.

    I want Laura Linney to win the Emmy because her pilot episode was absolutely brilliant.
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    I am rooting for Dinklage the most. Oh, and Betty White even though I am sure Lynch will win.
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    If Margo Martindale doesn't win supporting actress in a drama series, I hope she gives a glass of Mag's apple shine to every voter who didn't vote for her. She was riveting in Justified this season. Hands down best TV villain ever. Brilliant portrayal.

    I know it's a long shot for Walton Goggins (also in Justified) but he is so over due between Justified and The Shield. Fantastic actor. And Timothy Oliphant is :swoon:
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    Margo Martindale is the only one I really, really want to win. The other categories each have a couple of people that I'd be okay with winning. It's a shame though because it's such a strong category and really any of the women would be deserving winners. I think it's going to boil down to Martindale and McDonald, but if they split the votes, I think Punjabi or even Forbes could sneak in and nab a win. I'm hoping the fact that Martindale has been around forever and has gotten few accolades will play in her favor kind of like Melissa Leo at the Oscars last year.

    Laura Linney, should, in my opinion, win tonight. I like Amy Poehler, but she didn't come close to Linney for me. Plimpton is also good, but I just think other than Linney, it was a weak category this year.

    I'd kind of like to see Dinklage take home the prize for supporting actor. I always root for Michael C. Hall, but I'm assuming John Hamm will finally take home the prize since Breaking Bad was ineligible this year and I'm fine with that. I think Timothy Olyphant is also very deserving, but Emmy's generally work in retrograde, so I'm assuming Hamm will win based on the three previous losses.

    Mad Men had a really good season, so I think a win would be deserved. I actually prefer Game of Thrones to Boardwalk Empire, but if anyone upsets Mad Men, I assume it will be Boardwalk Empire.

    I don't want Betty White to win. I love her, but I don't like that show at all. I'd really rather Sofia Vergara win, but she didn't submit a good episode, so it seems like the chances of that are low. I think Jane Lynch picked the best episode she could have chosen from last season.

    I'd personally rather Mireille Enos win over Juliana Margulies, but I don't see that happening. I just really, really hope that Kathy Bates doesn't pull of an upset. I think she's good on Harry's Law, but not on the level of the other nominees and also not of Katie Segal who should have been nominated.
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  38. Fergus

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    ^ A question: Where can one find the list of episodes submitted for consideration? I'm guessing the official Emmy website? :)
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    The link Viet provided has the episodes submitted.
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    Linney is pitch perfect in everything I've ever seen her in (although, poor thing, she ended up with "Frasier"), and my early support of her was based on that knowledge. However, with Showtime's "customer appreciation" 3-month Showtime freebie (thanks, Showtime! :)), I've viewed the entire Big C first season, and I can legitimately testify (can I get an Amen?!) that Laura is amazing in that role. :respec:

    Heavy, heavy, heavy subject matter, of course, but LL makes me laugh throughout.* This mix would be a disaster in the hands of a lesser actress; but, Linney makes it soar. I've seen the nominated episodes of the other favored actresses. Goddess Fey was okay and Poehler and Plimpton were :lol: outstanding (hopefully they'll each win in the next couple/three years), but I think that Linney's work was extraordinary.

    *Her excellent costars Oliver Pratt, Gabby Sidibe, Cynthia Nixon, and John Benjamin Hickey also deftly walk the comedy/heavy drama. :mad: JBH's nomination went to one of the frigging Modern Family guys. Frigging MH overkill.