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Emmy Nominations Announced

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cachoo, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Theatregirl1122

    Theatregirl1122 Enjoying Vicarious Voids!

    I (and many of my friends) are :rofl: over Uma Thurman's nomination for Smash. I'm assuming no one saw it and just read that it was Uma Thurman? Because no, just no.
  2. centerstage01

    centerstage01 Well-Known Member

    I had the same thought! Seems the Emmys and Tonys suffer from the same problem. Get an Oscar nominee to be on or in your show and they automatically get an award nomination! They deigned to step down from their perch! Congratulate them with trophies! :rolleyes:

    I'm ever so happy about all the Downton Abbey nods, I don't care that Season 2 wasn't as good as Season 1. And I think Maggie Smith should win simply because she's Maggie Smith. Just sayin'.
  3. caseyedwards

    caseyedwards Well-Known Member

    That one speech about being born in concentration camp probably did it! Maybe his anger toward Don helped. True that he didn't do a lot. Happens all the time with these Emmy faves.
  4. ChelleC

    ChelleC Well-Known Member


    I'm thrilled for the Downton nominations too.

    Also thrilled about the nominations for Hatfields and McCoys.
  5. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    I just rewatched the season finale of Damages season 4 again and Rose Byrne could have been a strong contender for the Emmy had she been nominated. Hate that the actors on that show were snubbed.
  6. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

    I'm actually surprised that Nick Cannon didn't get a hosting nomination. He's the best part of America's Got Talent, and actually interacts with the acts and isn't scared to make an ass of himself. Never would have thought I'd say that about him when I first heard he got the gig.

    It annoys me when shows like Downton Abbey (last year) and American Horror Story get nominated for miniseries yet are multiple-season shows. Aren't mini-series supposed to be just that - mini-series? Not shows with a few episodes per season, but multiple seasons? IMO if you're in a miniseries category you should only be up for awards one year and that's it - kind of like the Tony awards.
  7. AshleyN

    AshleyN Well-Known Member

    I believe the reason Downton was in the mini-series category last year was because that's what it was originally supposed to be, wasn't it? But it was so popular that they decided to bring it back?

    And American Horror Story is included because it's classified as an "anthology series" - each season will feature one self-contained storyline, and the next will have a new cast, new characters and so on. Still, I understand why it annoys people - it's basically just a technicality being used to avoid tougher competition.

    Anyways, as for my thoughts, the biggest shocker of the nominations for me was Neil Marshall being left out of the drama director category for the "Blackwater" episode of Game of Thrones. I remember after the episode aired, many people immediately made him the odds-on-favourite to win and now he's not even nominated. I was also kind of hoping that GRRM could get a nod for writing it, or Lena Headey/Maisie Williams (the former in particular) for supporting actress, but no dice.

    On the other hand, I'm thrilled about:
    1) All the Sherlock love - 13 nominations in total, including all the big categories (mini/movie, writing, directing, leading and supporting actor). The only slight disappointment for me is that, since they only submitted "A Scandal in Belgravia", Andrew Scott was ineligible to be nominated for his terrific Moriarty - he would have been a darkhorse anyway, but the love shown to the rest of the show makes me think he could have at least had a shot.


    2) Michelle Dockery being up for lead actress - I agree with others that Season 2 of Downton was somewhat disappointing but she was easily the MVP for me, and it was really annoying me that all the predictions I had seen seemed to think that Elizabeth McGovern would get in before her.

    Also, it was a good day to be Lena Dunham or Louis CK yesterday - Dunham was nominated as writing, director, actress, and producer for Girls, while CK picked up seven nominations in total between Louie and his stand-up special. Damn.
  8. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    I'm behind on my Damages watching, but she is so consistently underrated. She's absolutely fantastic.
  9. chantilly

    chantilly Well-Known Member

    This is something I have talked a out before that drives me crazy with the Emmys and that is if some Oscar nominated or movie actress decides to "slum it
    " on tv they automatically get nominated or win. uma doesn't even remotely deserve this nom bases on the work of Kelly Macdonals or Katey Sagal and I would guess many others.
  10. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    Was she that bad on Smash?
  11. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

    She didn't elevate the material at all IMO. This is a totally bogus nomination. If she wins, that will be even more nauseating.
  12. jenny12

    jenny12 Well-Known Member

    I saw her episode and agree. It's a very poorly written show anyway and she did nothing to help. IMO the only actor that elevates the material of the show is Megan Hilty, but the writing of her character was horrid.
  13. AragornElessar

    AragornElessar Well-Known Member

    That she is and Thank God for it too!! That Birthday special was beyond hysterical. I lost count of how many times I laughed so hard I was crying. :D

    Really? I still haven't seen the full listing of nominations yet, but YES!!! This Season really was the best since the series started. I wonder which episode was chosen by Lisa Kudrow and her team to send in? I'd think that one where Rita Wilson went looking for more information on her Dad's Family and discovered her long lost Great Uncle would be one of the ones under consideration.

    All of that and more!! I remember Juliana being on Anderson and talking about how Matthew Perry talked to her at some event about how much he loved the show and wanted to be on it and when he came in for his first day of shooting? He looked at her and asked, "How the *bleep* do you learn all this law stuff and be able to say it naturally day after day?"

    It really is one of the great shows on TV right now.

    That's one bandwagon that's got an awful lot of members on it.

    Tell me about it!! If asked when Cheers came to an end who I thought would end up being the one who would end up having such great range and ablility in such different roles, I never would have picked Woody. It really is something, isn't it?

    This is the down thing about me being in this thread. I'm in the process of reading Game of Thrones for the very first time and don't want to watch Season One until I do. My cousin's husband and my Uncle have both been gloating a bit over this, as they've been trying to get me to read them for a long time now. Their arguement being, "You love LOTR, you'll love Game of Thrones just as much!!"

    Took the TV Series for me to pick it up, but now I have a hard time putting it down. Actually, I haven't picked it up for a few days now, as I was so horrified and then angered by...
    That Lannister bitch demanding that Lady be killed in lieu of Nyrmeria and in turn shattering Sansa's World in more ways than one. Wanted to cheer when Ned gave the order to take Lady's body, pelt and all, back to Winterfell. Only I was in the bathroom and that would been a bit...Worrisome to my Family. ;) :D

    Trying to avoid being spoiled OTOH, especially w/my family, is another thing entirely. I can pretty much avoid it online, but a determined cadre of relatives taking perverse pleasure in teasing me w/taunts of this and that? Totally different!!

    As am I!! This will be quite the warm up event for both actors leading into Hobbit promotion season. :D
  14. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

    Also, Amy Farrah Fowler :cheer2:
  15. Fridge_Break

    Fridge_Break #HotMessExpress

    I haaaaaaated the Amy Farrah Fowler character the first season she was added to the show (like, so much), but she was hilarious :lol: and one of the best parts of all of this most recent season.
  16. HisWeirness

    HisWeirness pork cutlet bowl fatale

    I was surprised as well regarding The Good Wife. At least they got some acting noms. I was especially happy to see some of the classic reoccuring guest characters get noms (Martha Plimpton's Patty Nyholm, Dylan Baker's Colin Sweeney, and Michael J. Fox's Louis Canning). Anytime one (or more ;)) of these characters show up in an episode I know I am in for a treat! :watch:

    I've been watching season 4 of Damages this week and I agree that Dylan Baker was great. I was worried he was going to forever be creepy Colin Sweeney to me, but he soon had me forgetting about that (even though both characters are creepy).
  17. rfisher

    rfisher Will you rise like a phoenix or be a burnt chicken

    Totally agree about Katey Segal. She is fantastic on Sons of Anarchy. I really thought with Breaking Bad getting so much recognition, SoA might as well this season. I will laugh and laugh if Sheldon and Amy Farrah Fowler both win.
  18. Scintillation

    Scintillation New Member

    Thrilled for Sherlock, love both Cumberbatch and Freeman, but I really want Giancarlo Esposito to win for supporting actor on Breaking Bad. He was just terrifying and amazing in that role and deserves some wider recognition for his extreme level of awesomeness.

    Bryan Cranston can chill and skip an Emmy, cause I want Cumberbatch to take that one. Now I need to go back and watch more Sherlock.
  19. KikiSashaFan

    KikiSashaFan Well-Known Member

  20. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    Ita but no nominations for Elspeth. :( I would love to see her as a regular cast member.
  21. AshleyN

    AshleyN Well-Known Member

    Actually, they could both win - Sherlock was submitted as a TV movie, for "A Scandal in Belgravia", while Breaking Bad is of course in the drama series category.
  22. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

    IIRC season 2 of Downton was already airing (or at least filming) in the UK at the time of last year's Emmys, which is why I was so annoyed by it last year. I love Maggie Smith, but she took away the miniseries supporting actress award that Evan Rachel Wood deserved.
  23. chantilly

    chantilly Well-Known Member

    It wasnt that she was bad even though the material was. It's just it wasn't that rich or deep of a character and it wasn't a difficult part to play. She was basically a Hollywood diva. She barely even sang and danced on this show. If anyone was to get a nomination it was definitely Hilty who rose above the material and managed to bring about a character who was believable in her contradictions.
    My biggest beef is that actors shouldnt just be nominated over others because they are deemed on a higher rung of the show business ladder. I.e movie actor vs tv actor. Thank god that is slowly starting to change with more and more film actors seeking out roles in TV because the material is better than most films. specially for women.
    People like to crap on tv but there is some amazing stuff on right noe. Sherlock the show was superior by far to the Film. Different in tone notwithstanding.
  24. Cachoo

    Cachoo Well-Known Member

    ITA about Sherlock and you left me with a question: We seem to be talking about a lot of people we would have liked to receive a nomination but didn't and very few people (like Uma) who were nominated but perhaps not deservedly so. My question: Are we watching an embarrassment of riches on tv? Is the reason so many people were left off the list because there were so many good programs and performances to choose from? Or do you feel it was an average or "meh" year for tv?
  25. VIETgrlTerifa

    VIETgrlTerifa Well-Known Member

    I've been feeling for a while that television writing has surpassed film especially cable shows.
  26. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    I read that Madonna's Super Bowl half-time show got one or two Emmy nods? Wheee!!! I've been watching clips of her MDNA tour on utube. She got some really great choreographic pieces in there.
  27. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    I forgot to mention, no Emmy nod for Robert Carlyle on Once Upon a Time. Too bad. Maybe another year, I hope.
  28. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

    Surprised at the lack of noms for shows like "Two Broke Girls" and "Happy Endings" which, IMO, is one of the most underrated shows on TV today.

    I wish Megan Hilty would have gotten a supporting actress nom for SMASH, because she was brilliant, but I wonder if some of the erratic writing on that show last season tarnished her character a bit in the eyes of the Emmy voters.
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  29. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

    Brilliant is a bit much. She was better than many of those that surrounded her, but that doesn't mean she was brilliant. Certainly not Emmy-worthy IMO. I can see why she's a charasmatic performer on Broadway. But for TV, I found her acting to be lacking. Especially when she had to convey petulance. I'd give her a 6 out of 10 at best.
  30. rjblue

    rjblue Having a great day!

    Thanks to Cachoo for posting the list. I'm bored this morning, so I decided to vote for my choices, and first I marked the ones I've seen. I've got to watch Girls, Veep, Boardwalk Emipre, and Hatfields and McCoy's before the Emmys to see if they are shows I'd vote for. Some of the others that I've marked "seen", I watched some episodes, but the show didn't become a "must watch" for me.

    Outstanding Comedy Series
    "The Big Bang Theory," CBS -seen
    "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO -not
    "Girls,"HBO -not
    "Modern Family," ABC -seen
    "30 Rock," NBC-seen
    "Veep," HBO -not

    I'll give it to Modern Family, but my personal favourite is Raising Hope

    Outstanding Drama Series
    "Boardwalk Empire," HBO -not
    "Breaking Bad," AMC -seen
    "Downton Abbey," PBS -seen
    "Game Of Thrones," HBO-seen
    "Homeland," Showtime-seen
    "Mad Men," AMC -seen

    I cannot pick between Breaking Bad and Homeland. They were both compelling television, and better than any movie out this year.

    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
    Lena Dunham, "Girls," HBO -not
    Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly," CBS -seen
    Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl," FOX -seen
    Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime -not
    Amy Poehler, "Parks And Recreation," NBC -seen
    Tina Fey, "30 Rock," NBC-seen
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep," HBO -not

    I'd give it to Amy Poehler, but I'd really like to give it to Martha Plimpton

    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
    Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS -seen
    Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO -not
    Don Cheadle, "House Of Lies," Showtime -not
    Louis C.K. , "Louie," FX Networks-seen
    Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock," NBC -seen
    Jon Cryer, "Two And A Half Men," CBS -seen

    I'd give it to Louis C.K, or Jim Parsons

    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
    Glenn Close, "Damages," FX-seen
    Michelle Dockery, "Downton Abbey," PBS-seen
    Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife," CBS-seen
    Kathy Bates, "Harry's Law," NBC -not
    Claire Danes, "Homeland," Showtime-seen
    Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men," AMC -seen

    Claire Danes should have this sewn up. She was amazing.

    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
    Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire," HBO -not
    Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad," AMC -seen
    Michael C. Hall, "Dexter," Showtime -seen
    Hugh Bonneville, "Downton Abbey" PBS -seen
    Damian Lewis, "Homeland," Showtime -seen
    Jon Hamm, "Mad Men," AMC -seen

    Damian Lewis, but only because Bryan Cranston already has this. Really I couldn't pick between them.

    Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
    Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory," CBS -seen
    Kathryn Joosten, "Desperate Housewives," ABC -not
    Julie Bowen, "Modern Family," ABC -seen
    Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family," ABC-seen
    Merritt Wever, "Nurse Jackie," Showtime -not
    Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live," NBC -seen

    Mayim Bialik- because she's truly a supporting actress who adds tremendously to the quality of the show.

    Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
    Ed O'Neill, "Modern Family," ABC -seen
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson, "Modern Family," ABC -seen
    Ty Burrell, "Modern Family," ABC -seen
    Eric Stonestreet, "Modern Family," ABC -seen
    Max Greenfield, "New Girl," FOX-seen
    Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live," NBC -seen

    Bill Hader is one of my favourites on SNL, and the MF people cancel each other out.

    Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
    Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad," AMC -seen
    Maggis Smith, "Downton Abbey," PBS -seen
    Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey," PBS -seen
    Archie Panjabi, "The Good Wife," CBS-seen
    Christine Baranski, "The Good Wife," -seen
    Christina Hendricks, "Mad Men," AMC-seen

    Anna Gunn- she makes me really not like her character, but in a good way. I wish I could put Lana Parilla though.(Once Upon a Time)

    Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
    Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad," AMC-seen
    Giancarlo Esposito, "Breaking Bad," AMC-seen
    Brendan Coyle, "Downton Abbey," PBS-seen
    Jim Carter, "Downton Abbey," PBS-seen
    Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones," HBO-seen
    Jared Harris, "Mad Men," AMC-seen

    Aaron Paul is my choice here, but he should be getting a lead actor nomination. I'd like to be voting for Robert Carlyle. (Once Upon a Time)

    Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
    "American Horror Story," FX-seen
    "Game Change," HBO -not
    "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY -not
    "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO -not
    "Luther," BBC America-not
    "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)," PBS -seen

    I can't imagine that anything could be better than Sherlock.

    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
    Connie Britton, "American Horror Story," FX-seen
    Julianne Moore, "Game Change," HBO -not
    Nicole Kidman, "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO -not
    Ashley Judd, "Missing," ABC-not
    Emma Thompson, "The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)," PBS-not

    Somebody I haven't seen, I guess.

    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
    Woody Harrelson, "Game Change," HBO -not
    Kevin Costner, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY-not
    Bill Paxton, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY -not
    Clive Owen, "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO -not
    Idris Elba, "Luther," BBC America -not
    Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)," PBS-seen

    Repeat-I can't imagine that anything could be better than Sherlock, so Benedict Cumberbatch.

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie
    Frances Conroy, "American Horror Story," FX-seen
    Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story," FX-seen
    Sarah Paulson, "Game Change," HBO-not
    Mare Winningham, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY -not
    Judy Davis, "Page Eight (Masterpiece)" PBS -not

    Jessica Lange was great. I have to watch Hatfields & McCoys, because Mare is one of my favourite actresses.

    Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
    Denis O'Hare, "American Horror Story," FX -seen
    Ed Harris, "Game Change," HBO-not
    Tom Berenger, "Hatfields & McCoys," HISTORY-not
    David Strathairn, "Hemingway & Gellhorn," HBO-not
    Martin Freeman, "Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)," PBS -seen

    Repeat-I can't imagine that anything could be better than Sherlock, so Martin Freeman.