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And one more thing about those Emmy nominations!

20 Jul

I didn’t think of it in my exhaustion haze last night, but I have a comment on one more Emmy snub: Fringe!! Come on people! Get it together! At the VERY LEAST, John Noble needed to be nominated. Look at this performance and tell me it doesn’t deserve every award:

That is the SAME PERSON you guys. (Speaking of, what about an award for the effects team? Seriously.) And he is BRILLIANT. And the rest of the cast is also wonderful and amazing and award worthy. If there are no nominations for the show after next season either (its last one…sob!) it will really be proof that there is no justice in this world.

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I’m back! And there are Emmy nominations!

19 Jul

Helloooo! Well, after my longer-than-anticipated break, I am back. I don’t know exactly how back I am, but hey, at least I’m posting something. And I have so much news to share! I’ve done so much in the last two months! For instance: I did a post-grad trip to the UK and Ireland (and toured the castle where they film Downton Abbey!!), I went to Charleston for a wedding and family bonding time, I got an awesome internship, I came out to LA for said internship, and, oh yeah, today, I got to go here:

Why yes, those ARE photos from the Emmy nomination announcements! And yes, they ARE from my phone! I got to go with my supervisor from my internship to watch them and it was so fun. I had to get up at like 3:30 in the morning (!!) to do it but it was worth it. Mostly. Everyone knew I was a newbie because I was so excited. I got a little lanyard badge thing and a big info packet and everything. And there was a catered breakfast, so I got to eat some pancakes! The actual announcements took all of about five minutes, so afterwards I amused myself by taking pictures and listening in to interview after interview with Jimmy and Kerry (no, we didn’t meet, but we’re still on a first name basis now – Kerry totally saw me taking a creeper picture of one of her interviews and smiled at me, so we’re obviously besties).

Anyhoo, as for the nominations themselves, it was the usual mixed bag. I’m glad Amy Poheler got nominated, but I’m very upset that Parks & Rec was passed over for best comedy. I haven’t watched Girls, so I can’t comment on that one, and my family might kill me if I insult Curb Your Enthusiasm, but I can definitely say that Parks & Rec is better than the Big Bang Theory, at the very least. Hmph. And no New Girl either, though at least my darling Schmidt got nominated! Schmidt 4eva! Also: why does Two and a Half Men continue to be nominated for things? I don’t understand it.

In the non-comedy categories: 17 nominations for American Horror Story? That seems a bit excessive. But if it leads to Connie Britton finally getting an Emmy, ok. As for dramas, I think anyone who reads this blog even a little knows how much I love Downton Abbey. I adore Downton Abbey. But I’m sorry, as much as it hurts me to say it, last season was not good enough to have been nominated for so many Emmys. But I still hope Maggie Smith wins, as always. And I am super happy that Homeland, Claire Danes, and Damian Lewis were all nominated. Though poor Mandy Patinkin. He deserves some Emmys love too! And I am a little sad that Once Upon A Time got zero big nominations. It’s such a good show! But it is its first year, so maybe next season.
Anyway, I have been awake for 19 hours so I am going to go to bed before I collapse. I will post more life and television updates as I can!

Oscars 2012

27 Feb

Overall, this year’s Oscars were pretty meh. Serviceable, but not particularly exciting or memorable. But even blah awards shows have their moments, so here are a few things that I did enjoy (these are probably not in any sort of chronological order, since I am working off of memory here).

  • Jessica Chastain’s dress
  • Melissa McCarthy’s shoes
  • The fact that Sookie St. James was an Oscar nominee
  • The Cirque du Soleil people doing crazy Cirque du Soleil things. One guy did not stick his landing when they were doing the four guy spin-and-switch thing (the technical term for that move, obviously), but that was ok. Keeps them human.
  • Colin Firth, To Meryl Streep: “Meryl. Mamma Mia. We were in Greece. We danced. I was gay. We were happy.” Best line of the night, hands down.
  • Rose Byrne’s and Melissa McCarthy’s Martin Scorsese drinking game
  • The fact that either people finally decided to not be tacky and applaud during the In Memoriam, or the production people finally figured out how to mute applause. Either way: finally.
  • Jim Rash making fun of that weird Angelina Jolie leg thing
  • Emma Stone, who I thought was drunk when she first walked out. I was relieved yet disappointed when it became clear it was part of a bit.
  • The Artist winning for Best Picture! I love that movie.

That’s about it. There might have been some other good stuff, but I don’t remember it, so it couldn’t have been all that good.

Also, there is one lowlight that absolutely cannot be left out of any discussion of the 2012 Oscars, and that is Bradley’ Cooper’s mustache. This is the text that I sent to my mom when I saw him: “AH BRADLEY WHAT DID YOU DO TO YOUR FACE.” I really, really, really hope it’s for a role. Otherwise, someone needs to stage a misguided-facial-hair intervention like yesterday.

 

Golden Globes Nominations 2011

18 Dec

I’ve finally emerged from finals hibernation and am on break! Woohoo! Now I can catch up on the gazillion hours of television I have to watch. But first, I have got to write about these Golden Globes nominations. So first, the good:

  • So much Homeland! Best Drama, Claire Danes for Best Actress, Damian Lewis for Best Actor.
    If Claire Danes doesn’t win, something is seriously wrong with the world. Anyone who disagrees needs to watch last week’s episode.
  • New Girl was nominated for Best Comedy. I know this show isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I love it wholeheartedly.
  • Amy Poehler was nominated for Best Actress for Parks and Recreation. And just like Claire Danes, if she doesn’t win, something is wrong.
  • Downton Abbey got a Best Mini-Series or TV Movie nod (even though in Britain it’s considered a normal series, not a miniseries, but whatevs), and the wonderful, amazing, delightful Maggie Smith got nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

But now on to the list of the bad:

  • There was a lot of love for Homeland, but one very important person was left out: Mandy Patinkin. He’s one of the best, if not the best, actors on the show. Plus, he’s Inigo Montoya, so he automatically deserves every award.
  • Parks and Recreation was not nominated for Best Comedy. Glee was nominated, and Parks and Recreation wasn’t. GLEE. Of course, I do watch Glee, but pretty much at this point just out of the hopes that it will suddenly snap back to how it used to be, because it generally sucks. WTF, Golden Globes nominators. They must have stopped watching after the first half of the first season. And apparently never started watching Parks and Recreation, because it deserves to not just be nominated, but to win. Hmph.
  • No Friday Night Lights love. Not a single series or actor nomination. What about Kyle Chandler? What about Connie Britton? What about all of the supporting actors and actresses who are also awesome? Why are you ignoring my darling show when it can’t win any awards ever again because it went and ended? Break my heart, why don’t you. I’ll just go rewatch Kyle Chandler’s Emmy win and feel better about the world…
  • Not a single nomination for Fringe either. Not even for John Noble, who deserves basically every award in the world. And Anna Torv has now played at least six different versions of Olivia, and played them all well. That deserves at the very least a nomination. And Fringe in general is wonderful and better than most of what’s out there and needs to stop being ignored by awards shows, pronto.
  • Elizabeth McGovern got the Best Actress nod for Downton Abbey. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying she’s bad, but she’s certainly not who I would point out as the best actress on the show. I think Michelle Dockery (Mary) deserves to be on that list instead, for sure. Mary may not be my favorite character, but she’s certainly a well-acted one.

I think that’s about it. I’ll just have to hope the nominations I am happy about turn into wins, and if/when they don’t, feel even more strongly that awards shows are stupid. Except for when they give awards to the people I like.

The Emmys

20 Sep

So, confession: I’ve only watched about half of the Emmy’s. And I’m probably not going to be able to watch the rest until the weekend (I also haven’t had time to watch last night’s How I Met Your Mother and probably will not have time to watch Parenthood, Glee, and New Girl all tonight. Ah, college). But since I don’t want to have my Emmy’s reaction posted a week after the Emmy’s, I am doing it now. Yay! So here are, in no particular order, my top ten takeaways from the hour or so that I watched:

1) WHAT was that Emmy Tones business. I am always happy to see Zachary Levi of course, but seriously Fox, just because you have Glee on your network doesn’t mean you need to add a musical component to everything. And that’s coming from someone who likes musicals. And most of the people in the Emmy Tones (I was incredibly confused to see Wilmer Valderamma in it though…).

2) Wow, Julie Bowen is really skinny. She could use about ten burgers for real. But I’m pleased for her that she won.

3) I’m glad for Melissa McCarthy that she won an award, because I loved her as Sookie and she was great in Bridesmaids, but Gilmore Girls is over and Bridesmaids is not a TV show. I think Amy Poehler should have gotten it.

4) That Lonely Island medley was just weird. Also, Ed Helms does not equal Justin Timberlake. Sorry, Ed. Also, Akon needs to stick to auto tune. I was actually surprised Fox allowed them to sing his part and the three way song. I’m sure parents got some fun questions that night!

5) KYLE CHANDLER WON OMG AAAHHHHH!!!! Ahem. Sorry. If only Connie Britton could have won too, this would automatically have been the greatest Emmy’s ever. Also, when he walked back to the microphone after realizing he forgot people, the stupid producers should have let him talk–he clearly was going to thank Connie and his real wife. At least he got to backstage but still. Oh, and Lyla bowing down to hand Coach an award? Awesome.

5A) Jason Katims won too! I’m so glad Friday Night Lights finally got Emmy love. Since it’ll never be nominated again. Since it’s over. Sniffle. And he said clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose! Excuse me while I go have some emotions.

6) I’m so glad Downton Abbey and Maggie Smith both won awards! Very well deserved. And a nice vindication of my efforts to get everyone I know (and don’t know, I suppose) to watch the show. It was kind of strange seeing the actresses that were there in normal clothing, but luckily in my Downton-deprived state (which has now ended! huzzah!) I read and watched a ton of interviews with the whole cast where they were dressed normally so it wasn’t quite as much of a shock. But still, weird.

7) The scripts for presenters still suck. The audience seemed to agree.

8 ) Go away, Charlie Sheen.

9) A million thank-you’s to the producers for not making Jane Lynch be Sue Sylvester all night. That would have been horrific, to say the least.

10) Well, that’s it actually. I guess I don’t have ten. But I have 9 plus a 5A so I’m going to say that counts. Now the question is if it’s worth trying to find time to watch the rest when I have so many other things to watch…

Oscars

28 Feb

The main thing I took away from the Oscars: When did George Clooney and Jared Leto have a baby?

Iain Canning, producer of The King's Speech, and GC and JL's love child

Seriously. It’s eerie.