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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rob Helmerichs, Jul 12, 2018.
Emmy Nominations: The Complete List
That drama category is stacked.
I'm glad to see The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel getting some much deserved love. Also glad to see Darren Criss get nominated for The Assassination of Gianni Versace. It was really hard to watch, but his performance was stellar. There really were so many great performances and quality shows in the last year.
For once I've actually seen at least 50% of those shows.
I'd say we're closer to 80%, maybe higher.
If they restricted it to OTA/Broadcast there would be no Emmys.
NBC had 78 nominations. (3rd behind Netflix & HBO)
Pretty much just for half hour Comedy and SNL.
Actually, The Voice, This Is Us, and Jesus Christ Superstar each got more than all of the half-hour sitcoms put together.
Here's NBC's count by show:
SNL - 22 (if you include "Creating SNL")
Jesus Christ Superstar - 13
The Voice - 10
This Is Us - 8
Will & Grace - 5
Super Bowl Halftime Show - 4
American Ninja Warrior - 3
Golden Globes - 2
The Good Place - 2
America's Got Talent, The Blacklist, Blindspot, Ellen's Game of Games, Hollywood Game Night, Jay Leno's Garage, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers, The Tonight Show: Cover Room - one each
Am I the only one who remembers when it was the other way around - so few cable networks got Emmy nominations that there was a cable-only awards show (the CableACE Awards)?
I still don't understand how Survivor doesn't get nominated for best reality series.
I was happy The Americans got nominations in the major categories.
I was shocked Will & Grace did not get nominated for Best Comedy and that Sean Hayes was not nominated - he was great in the new season.
I was annoyed that Ellen Degeneres and Jane Lynch were nominated for Best Reality Competition Host.
Game of Games and Hollywood Game Night are GAME shows for crying out loud.
How the Assassination of Gianni Versace got nominated for anything is beyond me. That was a real clunker.
I didn't think of it when I first read the nominations - but the other stand out snub for me is Mandy Moore - she was amazing this past season in This Is Us.
I was just thinking the same thing--so little scripted content there, sadly. Have to go to the classics TV stations to get what once was so common. Sigh.
It wasn't really THAT long ago when cable channels had little original programming and even less time for the original content for streaming only services
Technically, shows like Survivor and The Voice are also "game shows." It just depends on the game.
Also, the Reality Host category is open to all reality shows - not just competition shows. Either that, or somebody needs to explain to me the competition format of United Shades of America.
That was my thought. Broadcast has become more and more reality shows which are scripted but cheap to produce. If I had an OTA Roamio I dont know what I would do with it other than a streamer.
I'm disappointed that The Good Place wasn't nominated in the Best Comedy category... Such a funny show!
With the glut of great TV we have these days, they really should expand the number of nominees in at least some of the categories. If the voting is currently done by simple one vote per voter, I'd change that to allow voters to vote for multiple nominees, and whomever gets the most votes wins. Can't decide between Westworld and The Americans? Vote for both!
To be honest, I think it's "trendy" to pick stuff from the cable and/or streaming channels. I think we are that point where they really short change OTA/Broadcast TV. There's plenty of quality there (and they've really had to up their game), but they aren't the type of edgy shows that this generation of critics seem to love. I'm not saying that this year the cable/streaming shows don't deserve to be there. I'm saying that they do shortchange braoadcast TV, especially in comedies, where I still think there are quite a few really good, family oriented comedies that should be recognized over some mediocre stuff like Barry, (which I watch, but it's NOT all that great) or GLOW, which is more drama than comedy. There's no love for shows that just make me laugh (the goal of a comedy in my opinion), like The Goldbergs, or The Middle (which has never gotten any love from The Emmys despite very well written and acted). Much like the Oscars, the Emmys have gotten snobby and trendy.
Modern Family has fallen off a cliff. It won Outstanding Comedy five straight years from 2010-2014, was nominated in 2015-2017, and not even nominated this year. Was S9 any good? I'm on like episode 4. I feel like it's still one of the best produced shows on TV, but it's rarely funny.
I have a hard time thinking "comedy" when I think of Atlanta. That show is off in it's own orbit.
We consistently laugh out loud at Modern Family
Perhaps my memory fails me, but don't show awards typically start trailing off the older a show gets? Despite the excellence of the show, we can get habituated to that. (We all can like new, shiny things.)