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2012 Emmy Nominations

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

  1. stellie93

    stellie93 Active Member

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    Does anybody watch Downton Abby? Is it any good? I watched a few minutes of a recent ep without knowing who anyone was, and it seemed really strange. Not a fair trial, I know. :confused:
     
  2. TIVO_GUY_HERE

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

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    Yes we do, and yes it is. :)
     
  3. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    No Nick Offerman? Boo!
    Veep over Louie? BS

    Happy for Homeland but no Mandy Patinkin?
     
  4. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    Oh and I say it every year...the TCA's are much better awards. People who actually watch television for a living.
     
  5. mattack

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    I happened to wake up when the Today Show showed the coverage of this (argh, TV didn't turn off), but was half asleep. Kimmel made some sort of big joke near the end.. does anybody remember what it was?
     
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    Totally agree. Probst is the main reason why I have seen every episode of Survivor.
     
  7. brianric

    brianric Active Member

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    :up:
     
  8. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Watch both, love both, but thought Claire Danes was one of the best acting performances on TV this past year. IOW, Emmy winning material.

    Incredibly competitive category. Amazing group of shows. Here would be my personal rankings:

    Game of Thrones
    Breaking Bad
    Homeland
    Mad Men
    Boardwalk Empire
    Downton Abbey [only one I don't watch, can't rate]

    Just about a tie between GoT and BB. Slight edge to GoT, pure viewing pleasure. Homeland is a fantastic show, some amazing acting, but the show itself comes in 3rd.
     
  9. rrrobinsonjr

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    Veep is awful. 'Parks and Rec' and 'Louie' both got hosed.

    Michael J. Fox is a shoe-in for the best guest actor.
     
  10. mcb08

    mcb08 Hoya for life!!

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    I assume that you're referring to the drama category, because I think that the comedy category is wide open. Pretty cool that he got nominated in both, though. I'm not sure how Bobby Cannavale gets placed in the guest category (Comedy) after appearing in 10 episodes. Doesn't really seem fair..
     
  11. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    Are you referring to all reality shows, or just "reality-competition" shows, of which there is only one "separate" category? (Non-competition show hosts are eligible for the Reality Show Host category; in fact, Betty White was nominated as host of a non-competition reality show.)

    If you want to get rid of the reality show categories, then, keeping in mind that all shows have to be classified as something, what category would you use? Special Class (and have them compete against awards shows)? Nonfiction? I think the reason reality show categories exist in the first place is, they tend to dominate whatever category they are in. This is almost certainly why competition and non-competition shows have their own categories.

    Just be glad the Emmy types didn't follow through with their announcement of adding a category for reality show judges.

    A few years ago, the Emmy rules changed the definition of "guest" from "someone who appears in fewer than seven episodes" to "someone with a Guest Star credit or having 'guest star' in their contract". Had this rule (and the category) been in effect in the mid-1960s, Jonathan Harris would have been eligible for the entire run of Lost in Space ("the version I heard was," he was only supposed to be in the first seven episodes or so, but when the producers realized it had become "The Dr. Smith and The Robot Show", they made him permanent, but had to keep crediting him as Special Guest Star).

    Note that a considerable number of the cast of Glee that play regular characters have "Guest Star" credit (for example, Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Beiste and Lauren Potter as Sue's assistant Becky - in fact, Potter got "promoted" from "Co-Starring" after Season 1).
     
  12. TomK

    TomK Active Member

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    Congrats to Downton Abbey and Sherlock, two of my favorites.
     
  13. tiams

    tiams New Member

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    Millions and millions of people, myself included, enjoy reality TV shows. There is no reason for you to have to be upset by that.
     
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    Yay Sherlock! :)
     

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