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Sunday, August 29, 2010

2010 Emmy Awards

I’ve never been that interested in the Emmy Awards, but we would be remiss as TV bloggers if we ignored them completely.

A few thoughts:

· Loved actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul winning for Breaking Bad, especially because Cranston beat Mad Men’s Jon Hamm, who is very good looking, but not a great actor. My second choice for Outstanding Actor in a Drama after Cranston would have been Matthew Fox, who played Jack in LOST. LOST’s entire cast was pretty perfect (with the exception of Jacob, Allison Janney, and those child actors in the “young Jacob” episode).
· Sadly, Aaron Paul’s Emmy came at the expense of LOST’s Terry O’Quinn and Michael Emerson who created the most fascinating characters on that show. But they have already had ample recognition for their work, so I will get over it. (Also, they didn't really deserve it this season)
· Jim Parsons beating Tony Shalhoub and Alec Baldwin for Lead Actor in a Comedy? Amazing. Easily the most deserving in that category, and it's just a miracle that someone finally took out the juggernaut that is Jack Donaghy. Bazinga!

· Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) does a good job in her deadpan, long-suffering role, but Lea Michele, Toni Collete, and Amy Poehler deserved it more. On her show The United States of Tara, Collete does everything Falco does, but after that, she plays several more characters all sharing one body. Michele sings, dances, and looks gorgeous, but still manages to make us feel sorry for her character. And Poehler makes everything she touches turn to gold.

· Jane Lynch’s perfect line delivery as Glee’s evil Sue Sylvester was recognized. Predictable, but still sweet. Time for us to forgive Sue for the “Physical” music video remake that just wasted our lives.

· Mad Men over LOST for best drama? After six years of mystery, emotion, and geekiness, LOST deserved to beat the stylish male success fantasy that is Mad Men. On the other hand, LOST might deserve to win an award based on all six seasons, but that's not what the Emmy Awards are about. As stand-alone seasons, season three of Mad Men pretty handily beats LOST's swan song.
No, any single minute of LOST is better than any season of Mad Men.
But that's not true.
It really is. Mad Men is stupid. LOST is epic, heartwarming, groundbreaking, nerdy, spiritual, and wonderful. MAD MEN IS DEAD INSIDE.
This is what happens when your blog has two writers, haha.


  1. I was really sad that Ed O'Neill was the only Modern Family actor not nominated for the 'outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series' category. I was thrilled to see Modern Family win so many, though. Such a great show, and Eric Stonestreet totally deserved his win.

    I would have liked to see Friday Night Lights win at least one. Such an underrated show!!

    I am dying to see The Pacific.

    I've tried to get into Mad Men on several occasions, but it's never hooked me.

    And I was surprised that Grey's Anatomy didn't get any nominations this year.

  2. "Stylish male success fantasy that is Mad Men"! Haha!

    "Friday Night Lights" losing those acting awards was proof that in spite of those two amazing actors being nominations, the Emmys are still working hard to be irrelevant. And yet we watch....

  3. I like to think of Friday Night Lights as a great little show that only the few TV aficionados know about/appreciate it. If it won as many Emmys as it deserves, the masses would find out how good it is....

    And Mrs. Potts is right about Modern Family. What a gem and a good cast.

    Ern tried about four episodes of Mad Men and thought it was dumb. Leeard had more success with the show, but she is not caught up with it currently.