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2012 Emmy Nominations

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by photoshopgrl, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Roommate

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    Dinklage got supporting actor because that's what he was submitted for, so that's not really a snub. Ensemble shows like that pretty much everyone is considered "supporting".

    Noble not getting nominated has been a crime every year and continues to be so.

    The one I find odd is American Horror Story in the "movie or mini series" category. It got a 12 episode season, just like most cable shows, and was renewed for a second season, so it's not really a miniseries. I can see why the network submitted it there (probably didn't want to go up against the Breaking Bad / Mad Men juggernauts), and I guess they could justify it as the season was a self contained story, but... still seems odd. I wonder what the actual rules are for mini series versus series.
     
  2. billypritchard

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    YEah, the rules are weird. American Horror Story was allowed in the miniseries, but HBO tried to get Luck considered there but was told no.
     
  3. LisaJaco

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    How did Girls get outstanding comedy? :eek:

    I watched the first three episodes and didn't crack a smile ONCE.
     
  4. billypritchard

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    Personal taste? Comedy is subjective?

    I don't care for Modern Family but it has won two years in a row, right?
     
  5. LisaJaco

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    Betty White is nominated because it's a pity nomination. She's old. There's nothing she does on that show that my own grandma can't do.

    Jeff Probst, however, truly deserves to be nominated. It takes a lot more than reading a teleprompter or memorizing lines to conduct tribal council meetings.
     
  6. LisaJaco

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    I guess so. My friends say I need to give it another chance because it gets way better after the third episode.

    From the first three episodes, they lost me. Too many characters introduced at one time; their clothing and shoes are ugly, and the boyfriends are chumps.
     
  7. That Don Guy

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    Straight from the 2012 Emmy Rules:

    "Miniseries: A miniseries is based on a single theme or story line, which is resolved within the piece. In a single awards year all of the parts must be presented under the same title and have continuity of production supervision.

    A limited-run series with a "created by" credit CANNOT enter as a miniseries unless the producer for the limited run series applies for and receives entitlement to dual qualification, i.e. qualification in more than one category, because of an affirmative determination by the Awards Committee that the limited run series has elements of both drama series and miniseries categories."
     
  8. DreadPirateRob

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    Way too many nominations for Modern Family. That show has slipped dramatically from its first season.

    No Ron Swanson! Travesty! No one from Community *at all*? Travesty! (Though it did get a writing nod)

    Best Drama is probably the toughest categor ever. I watch 4 of the 6 shows (MM, BB, GoT and Homeland) and I'd be fine with any of them winning.

    The only shoo-in, to me, should be Claire Danes for Best Actress. She was ah-mazing.
     
  9. Roommate

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    Thanks. AHS definitely fits that category. I'm guessing Luck doesn't qualify because the story wasn't "resolved", it was cancelled. Even if it wasn't it would've been an ongoing storyline, not wrapped up in the first season.
     
  10. Cainebj

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    Danes was good but I would go with Elisabeth Moss myself.
     
  11. cwoody222

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    Thanks for that.

    What about "Missing" (Naomi Judd got a nomination) being under Miniseries, too.

    That was cancelled, not a pre-set miniseries.

    Did the storyline wrap-up at the end of episode 10? I don't know; I gave up on it before that point.
     
  12. mcb08

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    Modern Family gets 4 nods for Best Supporting Actor, and there's nobody from BBT? I wonder if they all submitted as leads?
     
  13. DreadPirateRob

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    For this year? Really? Peggy was far from a major character this past season, and certainly didn't carry her show like Claire Danes did. I wouldn't have even thought Moss would be a good lead actress submission.
     
  14. speedcouch

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    That's what I thought was great! Network shows are so formulmatic or soap operaish these days. HBO, SHO, AMC, and USA have the best programming out there and I'm glad it shows in the awards nominations.

    Now if they would just drop those stupid categories for reality-crap...

    Clare Danes over Elizabeth Moss this season is a hands-down win for Danes. Peggy's character was the least moving IMHO than any season in Mad Men.

    Ashey Judd getting nominated for anything based on Missing is as much of a joke as reality TV shows being nominated!

    Cheryl
     
  15. That Don Guy

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    Simon Helberg (Howard) and Kunal Nayyar (Raj) entered in supporting, according to the Emmy online ballot.
     
  16. smak

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    That's about as different 4 dramas can possibly be from another.

    That would be a very hard one to choose.

    -smak-
     
  17. Cainebj

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    The storyline did wrap up
    - but then there was a little new cliffhanger in the last few seconds...
     
  18. mcb08

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    Thanks. Interesting that Johnny Galecki (Leonard) entered in the lead category.
     
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    I love BBT, but I don't think any of the acting is Emmy worthy.
     

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