As Sheldon Cooper would say, “Hello, Oompa Loompas of television!”

17 Jul

So the Emmy nominations came out yesterday morning at 5:30 am, and sadly, I missed the broadcast. It’s not surprising, as I haven’t woke up that early in…I don’t even know how long.

Here’s a list of the important nominees:

COMEDY

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Entourage
Family Guy
Flight of the Conchords
How I Met Your Mother
The Office
30 Rock
Weeds

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Steve Carell, The Office
Jemaine Clement, Flight of the Conchords
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Toni Collette, United States of Tara
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Sarah Silverman, The Sarah Silverman Program

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Jack McBrayer, 30 Rock
Tracy Morgan, 30 Rock
Rainn Wilson, The Office

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Kristin Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alan Alda, 30 Rock
Beau Bridges, Desperate Housewives
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock
Steve Martin, 30 Rock
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jennifer Aniston, 30 Rock
Christine Baranski, The Big Bang Theory
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Gena Rowlands, Monk
Elaine Stritch, 30 Rock
Betty White, My Name Is Earl

DRAMA

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Big Love
Breaking Bad
Damages
Dexter
House
Lost
Mad Men

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Simon Baker, The Mentalist
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Glenn Close, Damages
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christian Clemenson, Boston Legal
Michael Emerson, Lost
William Hurt, Damages
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
William Shatner, Boston Legal
John Slattery, Mad Men

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Rose Byrne, Damages
Hope Davis, In Treatment
Cherry Jones, 24
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Edward Asner, CSI: NY
Ted Danson, Damages
Ernest Borgnine, ER
Michael J. Fox, Rescue Me
Jimmy Smits, Dexter

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Brenda Blethyn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Carol Burnett, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Ellen Burstyn, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Sharon Lawrence, Grey’s Anatomy
CCH Pounder, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency

REALITY

REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
The Amazing Race
American Idol
Dancing With The Stars
Project Runway
Top Chef

HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Heidi Klum, Project Runway
Padma Lakshmi (Host) and Tom Colicchio (Co-Host), Top Chef
Jeff Probst, Survivor
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

REALITY SERIES
Antiques Roadshow
Dirty Jobs
Dog Whisperer
Intervention
Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List
MythBusters

As one can see, there are way more nominees than there were last year. Six per acting category and seven per program category. I, for one, am ECSTATIC that they’ve added the two extra spots, but in the comedy categories, there are a few distinct mistakes, along with some triumphs.

First of all, Seth McFarlane’s animated genius that is Family Guy finally got the recognition it deserves. Kudos, Emmy voters. But where is the Big Bang Theory in the overall program category? It’s awesome that Jim Parsons (Sheldon Cooper) got nominated for Lead Actor (I squealed with joy), but the show needs that nod as well. In supporting actor – NPH better win. Michael Urie got snubbed for his role in Ugly Betty, but Neil Patrick deserves to win hands down. Both Kevin Dillon and Jon Cryer could have easily been replaced with Urie.

Also in the comedy categories – I must express my utter joy that my Kiwis are among the nominees. Thank you HBO for bringing back Flight of the Conchords for a second season, and thank you Jemaine Clement for being so awesome. I doubt Jemaine will win, so it should either be Alec Baldwin or Jim Parsons. Tony Shaloub has won enough times, and Charlie Sheen just plays himself. Steve’s won a couple times, so now it’s Jim’s turn. Yay for Geek-centric sitcoms!

Actresses in the comedy categories – the voters got everything right. It’s just kind of depressing that both Samantha Who? and Pushing Daisies are cancelled. So I say, give them the wins. They won’t get a second chance to. I was hoping for a couple more nods for my Pushing Daisies, but one acting nomination is fine.

Now onto the drama categories – I understand that Grey’s Anatomy has kind of sucked for the last 2 years, with the exception of the last third of this season once we finally found out what the fuck was wrong with Izzie, but Katie Heigl surely deserved a nomination for her work this season. For sure. I get that there are already two Supporting Actresses from Grey’s, but it’s not very fair when Chandra Wilson kind of played the same character she always does (very well, I might add), but Katie Heigl had to go from emotion to emotion at the drop of a hat this season.

Guest Actors and Actresses are surely the most right out of all the drama categories – with Ed Asner playing the lying former Hitler’s Youth pretending to be a Jew to save his own ass, and Carol Burnett as a psychopath – I was pleased.

But the most fucking WTF moment I had when glancing across the nominees was “WHERE THE HELL IS ER?” Yes, they got a Guest Actor nod is Ernest Borgnine and a couple writing and technical nominations, but it was in its 15th and final season, and not since the second season has it been nominated for an Emmy. The Sopranos got a nomination its final season. The West Wing did too. But ER lastest longer than both those shows – 15 years! It’s not fair, because to tell you the truth, it was way better than House this year. House actually kind of blew this year. So in this sense, Emmy voters – YOU FAIL.

A couple final thoughts – Michael Emerson better win for supporting actor for Lost. He’s Ben Linus for god’s sakes! And for Reality shows, I’m holding out for Project Runway, Jeff Probst, and Mythbusters. I haven’t watched Survivor in forever, but Jeff is the most badass host. I was just excited that Padma and Tom got nominated for Top Chef. But Amazing Race will win, because it’s won every year since the category started. Dr. Coon is probably right, because it is an awesome show.

I’m done. Except how awesome is it that Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog got nominated for (deep breath, now) Outstanding Special Class Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs category? Pretty awesome, for sure.

Okay, now I’m done.

❤ Abby

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