2009 Emmys Thread

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Steveknj, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jul 16, 2009 #21 of 147
    Supfreak26

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    My favorites:

    Best Drama - Breaking Bad (Lost is great but this show is simply amazing.)

    Best Comedy - The Office (although I think 30 Rock will win again)

    Drama Actor - Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (Only one I watch but he is excellent!

    Drama Actress - Don't watch any of these.

    SActor Drama - Michael Emerson (he won't win, but he plays the creepy Ben to perfection) I agree with this!

    SActress Drama - Cherry Jones I guess. Only because it's the only show I watch.

    Actor Comedy - Jim Parsons is the man.

    Actress Comedy - Tina Fey. I love her.

    SActor Comedy - Love all these guys. I'm going with Rainn Wilson.

    SActress Comedy - Kristin Chenoweth (Anyone else find it wierd that 2 SNL people were nominated?)
     
  2. Jul 16, 2009 #22 of 147
    anom

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    I find it weird that any SNL people were nominated.
     
  3. Jul 16, 2009 #23 of 147
    Neenahboy

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    This is probably the best set of Emmy nominations in years, if not ever. There are always some glaring omissions (and I might get more bent out of shape about those rather than extol the virtues of most of the selections), but my point stands.

    I'm thrilled to see the love for Breaking Bad and Mad Men, ecstatic to see Dexter and Michael C. Hall finally break through, and so pleased about the nod for Big Love. Also, I'm very happy to see Beau Bridges grab a nod for his Desperate Housewives run...what a great episode that was. I'm less happy about the Boston Legal love (Christian Clemensen? Really?), but I take solace in knowing this is its last year of eligibility. Also not pleased about Sally Field...this was a really uneven season of Brothers & Sisters, and she was a big reason for it. And finally, I renew my complaint about the lack of nods for Friday Night Lights. Such a travesty.

    Now, the comedy side. Yes, Jim Parsons gets a well-deserved nod, Toni Collette reaps the rewards of an excellent first season of Tara, and How I Met Your Mother gets a cavalcade of overdue and deserving nods (it's probably because NPH was hosting, since this was arguably its worst season, but I don't care). However, we get Entourage, again. Weeds, which did not deserve it at ALL based on its last couple seasons. Love for Ugly Betty, again. Recognition for Two and a Half Men, again. Enough already! Also: Family Guy? Really? I mean, really?
     
  4. Jul 16, 2009 #24 of 147
    Neenahboy

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    John Adams was last year, and yes, The Shield was eligible. A snub was widely expected, but given this terrific list of drama nominees I don't think anyone can be too bent out of shape. I know I'm not.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 #25 of 147
    That Don Guy

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    We may be talking about two different events, but the one I remember is, when this happened to Matthew Perry and he heard about it (before nominations were announced), he had his "lead actor" submission withdrawn, but by then it was too late to submit a "supporting actor" one.

    -- Don
     
  6. Jul 16, 2009 #26 of 147
    DevdogAZ

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    Was Jerry Seinfeld ever nominated for an Emmy? He certainly didn't deserve to be. I thought it was widely acknowledged that he was by far the worst actor of the foursome.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2009 #27 of 147
    That Don Guy

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    Jerry was nominated five times for acting (1992 through 1996), although he never won for acting (he did win once, but for being a producer of the show when it won the Comedy Series Emmy).

    -- Don
     
  8. Jul 16, 2009 #28 of 147
    mwhip

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    Except for Walton Goggins, he should have been a supporting nominee instead of that hack Shatner.
     
  9. Jul 16, 2009 #29 of 147
    Graymalkin

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    No noms for "Friday Night Lights", Kyle Chandler, or Connie Britton? Really?

    2 1/2 Men and How I Met Your Mother over Big Bang Theory? Really?

    The Emmys REMAIN dead to me.
     
  10. Jul 16, 2009 #30 of 147
    atrac

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    I am glad to see this nomination:

    Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs:

    Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog • drhorrible.com • Mutant Enemy, Inc.
    Joss Whedon, Producer
    Michael Boretz, Producer
    David Burns, Producer

    It is nice to know that content produced directly for the web not related to any broadcast show can be recognized. I know this has been a category for a few years now, but usually the nominees have been mini-episodes of broadcast network shows.

    In other words, yay! :)

    By the way, is "Outstanding Voice-Over Performance" a new category or have I just never noticed it?
     
  11. Jul 16, 2009 #31 of 147
    That Don Guy

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    The category itself is not new; in fact, it started in 1992, almost certainly as a "consolation prize" for The Simpsons not being able to enter as a Comedy Series at the time (the rule was changed one or two years later).

    However, this is the first year where it has nominees. Up through 2008, it was what is called a "juried award"; each entry was given a separate "up or down vote" on whether or not it should receive an Emmy. (The first year, six actors won, all from The Simpsons (in fact, that show won more Emmys than any other show in 1992, just because of that category); there have also been years where they decided that nobody should win.) Since juried awards are announced a few weeks in advance, the voiceover award did not get much attention - except for the fact that, in the 17 years of the award's existance, it seemed as if everybody who played a major role on a network animated show won except for Harry Shearer (who plays quite a few characters on The Simpsons, including Mr. Burns, Smithers, Principal Skinner, and Lenny); his constant omission may be a strong reason the category was changed (especially as it takes something like an 11/12 majority vote to give someone a juried Emmy, and reportedly Shearer has pissed off a few people).

    (Well, make that, "except for Harry Shearer and Billy West", but that's another story.)

    -- Don
     
  12. Jul 16, 2009 #32 of 147
    speaker city

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    Danny McBride should have been nominated for his role as Kenny Powers.
     
  13. Jul 16, 2009 #33 of 147
    Regina

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    I am THRILLED for Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad-Elizabeth Moss for Mad Men too! AMC! AMC! AMC!
     
  14. Jul 16, 2009 #34 of 147
    sallypnut

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    I disagree. I think he's one of the smartest comedic actors on TV right now.
     
  15. Jul 16, 2009 #35 of 147
    Neenahboy

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    My picks:

    Best Drama:

    Should win: Dexter
    Will win: Breaking Bad

    Best Comedy:

    Should win: How I Met Your Mother
    Will in: 30 Rock

    Best Actor in a Drama Series:

    Should win: Michael C. Hall
    Will win: Bryan Cranston

    Best Actress in a Drama Series:

    Should and will win: Elisabeth Moss

    Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

    Should and will win: Aaron Paul

    Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

    Should win: Rose Byrne
    Will win: Hope Davis

    Best Actor in a Comedy Series:

    Should and will win: Jim Parsons

    Best Actress in a Comedy Series:

    Should win: Toni Collette
    Will win: Tina Fey

    Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:

    Should and will win: Neil Patrick Harris

    Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:

    Should win: Kristin Chenoweth
    Will win: Jane Krakowski
     
  16. Jul 16, 2009 #36 of 147
    Peter000

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    I hope "Dexter" takes home an Emmy. Michael C. Hall is phenomenal in that role, he should get the "Best Actor in a Drama" nod.
     
  17. Jul 16, 2009 #37 of 147
    DevdogAZ

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    Has the host of an awards show like this ever been nominated and won before? That should be interesting to see.
     
  18. Jul 17, 2009 #38 of 147
    busyba

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    Actually, I think one has (or just nominated at least). Damn if I can remember who though.
     
  19. Jul 17, 2009 #39 of 147
    aindik

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    One year, they had all five nominees for "best host of a reality show competition" host the Emmys together. One of them won (obviously).
     
  20. Jul 17, 2009 #40 of 147
    Aniketos

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    No Chuck not worth watching.
     

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