Thursday, July 19, 2007

The 2007 Emmy Nominations - Who Knew They Could Piss Me Off More Than Last Year

So here are the 2007 Emmy Nominations. My comments in red again.

A few favorites got in but there are some ridiculous choices, like Boston Legal getting a nod but Lost and Friday Night Lights not. Plus an overwhelming love for Two and A Half Men. Really?

Outstanding Comedy Series

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Entourage • HBO • Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
The Office • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Reveille, LLC, in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
Two And A Half Men • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television
Ugly Betty • ABC • ABC Studios
Two and a Half Men SO does not belong, but the rest of the category is pretty great.

Outstanding Drama Series

Boston Legal • ABC • David E. Kelley Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
Grey's Anatomy • ABC • ABC Studios
Heroes • NBC • Tailwind Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
House • Fox • Heel and Toe Productions, Shore Z Productions, Bad Hat Harry Productions in association with NBC Universal Television Studio
The Sopranos • HBO • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
No Lost, No Friday Night Lights, I won't even bother with The Wire or Veronica Mars as the chosen nominees seem very generic safe choices. Boston Legal is a fun show but no where NEAR as amazing as Lost or FNL. I felt Grey's Anatomy and House had better years before and were not as compelling this year. Hereos was a fun show but again, popcorn, not award winning stuff.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin, as Jack Donaghy - 30 Rock
Ricky Gervais, as Andy Millman - Extras
Tony Shalhoub, as Adrian Monk - Monk
Steve Carell, as Michael Scott - The Office
Charlie Sheen, as Charlie Harper - Two And A Half Men
Shalhoub and Sheen AGAIN? What a joke. This is getting ridiculous. Baldwin, Carrell and Gervais are totally deserving though. Interesting to see Gervais up against his new prototype Carrell.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Tina Fey, as Liz Lemon - 30 Rock
Felicity Huffman, as Lynette Scavo - Desperate Housewives
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Christine Campbell - The New Adventures Of Old Christine
America Ferrera, as Betty Suarez - Ugly Betty
Mary-Louise Parker, as Nancy Botwin - Weeds
Possibly the only category that got it the most right. Tina Fey isn't the BEST actress but she improved a LOT over the season. She may be a better writer than actress but I'm still kinda glad she got the nomination.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Kiefer Sutherland, as Jack Bauer - 24
James Spader, as Alan Shore - Boston Legal
Hugh Laurie, as Dr. Gregory House - House
Denis Leary,as Tommy Gavin - Rescue Me
James Gandolfini, as Tony Soprano - The Sopranos
Eh, all good actors but Kyle Chandler from Friday Night Lights should have been on the list. I could make the case for Matthew Fox from Lost.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Sally Field, as Nora Walker - Brothers & Sisters
Mariska Hargitay
, as Detective Olivia Benson- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Patricia Arquette, as Allison Dubois - Medium
Kyra Sedgwick, as Dep. Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson - The Closer
Minnie Driver, as Dahlia Malloy - The Riches
Edie Falco
, as Carmela Soprano - The Sopranos
6 nominees and Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights) still didn't make the cut? Patricia Arquette? Are you freaking kidding me? At least with some of the Hollywood standards, I can understand why Edie Falco and Kyra Sedgwick make the cut. Sally Field is part of that old Hollywood guard too but she devoured her role in the family soap to delicious perfection. Minnie Driver is always good in surprising roles. I can even throw a bone for Mariska Hargitay who makes SVU just better than the other procedurals now. But Patricia fricken Arquette? Does she even know how to emote?

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Kevin Dillon, as Johnny Drama - Entourage
Jeremy Piven, as Ari Gold - Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, as Barney Stinson - How I Met Your Mother
Rainn Wilson, as Dwight Schrute - The Office
Jon Cryer, as Alan Harper - Two And A Half Men
YAY BARNEY!!! Neil Patrick Harris got a nom! Well, Jon Cryer is great in a bad show so I'll let this go. Charlie Sheen I can't but this one I can. The rest of the list is great though it leaves out John Krasinski from The Office.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Jaime Pressly, as Joy Turner - My Name Is Earl
Jenna Fischer, as Pam Beesly - The Office
Conchata Ferrell, as Berta - Two And A Half Men
Holland Taylor, as Evelyn Harper - Two And A Half Men
Vanessa Williams, as Wilhelmina Slater - Ugly Betty
Elizabeth Perkins, as Celia Hodes - Weeds
What's with 6 nominations again for the women? Or is that a sign of how strong the category is? Yey Pam! Yey Wilhelmina Slat-AH, Yey Celia Hodes! Yey Joy Turner! I will Two and A Half Men the satisfaction that Conchata Ferrell and Holland Taylor are actually very funny, too bad it wasn't on another show. So not a bad list.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

William Shatner, as Denny Crane Boston Legal
T.R Knight, as George O'Malley - Grey's Anatomy
Masi Oka, Masi Oka as Hiro Nakamura - Heroes
Terry O'Quinn, as John Locke - Lost
Michael Emerson, as Ben - Lost
Michael Imperioli, as Christopher Moltisanti - The Sopranos
Wait. 6 nominees AGAIN? This time for the boys? Yet I wouldn't kick out anybody here. Even William Shatner. I hope he doesn't win, but he IS fantastic on Boston Legal. Yey for T.R. and Masi Oka and the Lost boys!

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Rachel Griffiths, as Sarah Whedon - Brothers & Sisters
Sandra Oh, as Cristina Yang - Grey's Anatomy
Chandra Wilson, Chandra Wilson as Dr. Bailey - Grey's Anatomy
Katherine Heigl, as Isobel "Izzie" Stevens - Grey's Anatomy
Aida Turturro, as Janice Soprano - The Sopranos
Lorraine Bracco, as Dr. Jennifer Melfi - The Sopranos
Okay, as much as I didn't like this seasons Grey's Anatomy, Oh, Wilson and Heigl have always been great anchors to the shows heart and soul so I'm glad they all got nominated. I can't really complain that much about this category. Would have been nice if Adrianne Palicki from Friday Night Lights but I kinda knew that there was no chance of that.

Outstanding Reality - Competition Program

American Idol
• Fox • FremantleMedia N.A., Inc. & 19TV Ltd.
Dancing With The Stars • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions, LLC
Project Runway • Bravo • Magical Elves for The Weinstein Company/Miramax, Full Picture, Bravo
The Amazing Race • CBS • Amazing Race Productions Inc. and Touchstone Television Productions, LLC in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and WorldRace Productions, Inc.
Top Chef • Bravo • Magical Elves, Bravo

Um, You know my obsession with So You Think You Can Dance but that's cause it's SUCH A BETTER show than Dancing with the Stars. For reals. DWTS was only really good in Season 2. The rest I can deal with.

So there were the major categories. There are too many to list here but interesting of note, Friday Night Lights did get Best Casting (Drama) and Best Directing (Drama).


Jennifer said...

Totally agree re: So You Think You Can Dance vs. Dancing With the Stars. But at least Wade and Mia were nominated in the Choreography category. I didn't even know they would be eligible for Emmys...

Beckylooo said...

My vitriol knows no bounds.

Jennifer said...


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