I would have put ‘travesty’.
Reblog if you’re pulling for Kristen Wiig to take home the award for best supporting female in a comedy at the Emmy Awards for her final season on SNL.
Her or Merritt and I’ll be happy.
I’ve slept on this issue for a week now and it’s still bothering me: “Parks & Recreation” not earning an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy is atrocious. Yep, I’m throwing around strong words.
As somebody who watches a ton of TV, usually at least one or two episodes of every new scripted series on the major and cable networks, I’ve seen a lot of crap. But I’ve also seen a lot of great performances and TV shows as a whole. When “Parks & Recreation” first came on the scene, I would’ve thrown it in the crap category. Then something wonderful happened — the show found its voice.
can someone say SNUBBED?!?!?!
Outstanding Drama Series
- Boardwalk Empire
- Breaking Bad
- Downton Abbey
- Game Of Thrones
- Mad Men
Outstanding Comedy Series
- Curb Your Enthusiasm
- Modern Family
- 30 Rock
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
- Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath
- Melissa McCarthy as…
I love Downton, but just because it’s from the UK does not mean it’s good. If you look around all the English accents and the ratings, it’s a well-shot period piece soap opera and is written and acted to accomodate this. And how did Melissa McCarthy even get a nomination again? Is she still getting credit for Bridesmaids that somehow transfers over to TV for no reason? The only thing I can be thankful for is the fact that Glee is (almost) nowhere to be seen, though I can’t imagine how the pet project of the creators deserves to be tied for most noms, but other than the technical stuff, I can’t imagine why it would beat out any better shows anyway.
Lena Headey not getting a nom for Game of Thrones (but Kathy Bates getting one for that fuckawful show/Anna Gunn for standing there and looking lost while Bryan Cranston acts circles around her) is absolutely ridiculous. The acting on Game of Thrones is absurdly overlooked, which I don’t understand in the slightest because it’s such a well-acclaimed show. The same goes for Nick Offerman and Parks & Rec in general (two nominations for Outstanding Writing and NO nomination for the big prize?). The Big Bang Theory is STILL getting nominated for this? How? Even when the show was good, it was not Emmy worthy. Jim Parsons, yes, the show, no. Hell, how is Curb Your Enthusiasm still even going? I feel like if it weren’t for Larry David’s legacy, this show wouldn’t get a second glance, at least not this late in the game. I’m excited for Girls to get a nomination, but I hardly think it deserves the Outstanding Comedy Series prize, let alone the nomination.
I feel unclean because of shitty television.