July 14, 2011

Did the Emmy's get it right?


Much as I whine and blog (okay, also whining) about the crappy crap on TV, truth is I still watch, and have opinions on the stuff. Lots of opinions.

This morning the nominations for the Emmy awards came out, honouring the best in the past season of prime-time TV. Awards will be given out in September. Here's the highlights, Alfie style...

Repeat nominees I was happy to see:
Julianna Marguiles and Christine Baranski of The Good Wife, the show The Good Wife, Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory, the show Big Bang Theory, Chris Colfer of Glee.

First time nominees I was happy to see:
Johnny Galecki of Big Bang, Melissa McCarthy of Mike and Molly (love her even though show is mediocre), Cat Deeley of So You Think You Can Dance, Laura Linney of The Big C, Matt Leblanc of Episodes.

Super shows and people skipped over:
Katy Sagal in Sons of Anarchy (love her if not the show), the cast of Cougar Town.

Repeat offenders who were nominated for doing the same damn thing yet again this year:
Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order SVU, Jane Lynch of Glee.

Crap that was nominated and makes me wonder why the hell:
HBO's uber-boring Boardwalk Empire, Jon Cryer of Two and A Half Men, Ryan Seacrest, The Kennedys.

And uh Mildred Pierce the most honoured at 21 nominations? I watched the first three hours, okay two and a half until I feel asleep on the sofa. That was the best thing this year?

You can see the full list at http://www.emmys.com/.

What are your faves? And more importantly, what total crap was nominated and made you shake your head as you whispered "what the hell are these people thinking?"