The Emmy Nominations Are Here
This morning, the Emmy nominations were announced and we learned which shows the Academy encourages us to use one-liners from when we joke around with each other (because most of us are neither original or funny).
Leading off with the most nominations was The Pacific, who racked up an impressive 24 chances to walk away with a faux gold statue. I don’t know much about the show, but even if I did, I wouldn’t say anything about it because I’d be too excited to tell you that Conan O’Brien was nominated for his stint as host of The Tonight Show. If Jay Leno had a car he didn’t care about, he’d probably not wash it today or chew gum inside it.
30 Rock is obviously nominated for “Best Comedy Series,” as is Curb Your Enthusiasm, Modern Family, Glee, Nurse Jackie, and The Office. The contenders for “Best Drama Series” are Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Good Wife, Lost, Mad Men and True Blood.
The ladies up for “Best Actress in a Comedy” are Lea Michele from Glee, Julia Louis Dreyfuss for The New Adventures of Old Christine, Edie Falco of Nurse Jackie, Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation, Tina Fey from OBVIOUS TOWN and Toni Collette of The United States of Tara. The gentleman puffing their chests out in hopes of walking away with “Best Actor in a Comedy” are Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory, Larry David of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Tony Shaloub of Monk, Steve Carell from The Office, Alec Baldwin of 30 Rock, and Matthew Morrison from Wildcard (Glee).
The women vying to be recognized for their crying abilities by imagining spoiled milk are Kyra Sedgwick of The Closer, Glenn Close who taught your mother how to hit you, Connie Britton of Friday Night Lights, Julianna Margulies of The Good Wife who marries the bad husband, Mariska Hargitay of Law and Order: SVU and January Jones of Mad Men. The men up for the same title are Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad, Michael C. Hall of Dexter, Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights, Hugh Laurie of House, Matthew Fox of Lost, and Jon Hamm of Mad Men.
Last but not least, the nominees for “Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series” are The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Saturday Night Live (which I’ll just gloss over unless the Emmy will only go to the Betty White episode), Real Time With Bill Maher, AND THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH CONAN O’BRIEN.
So let’s hear it: who should’ve made it on here, and who should we stuff into a locker because they don’t deserve to be on here?
Source: USA Today