Emmys are for haters

July 6, 2006 at 2:11 pm | Posted in Grey's Anatomy, TV News | Leave a comment

Emmy nominations are up, and needless to say, I’m pissed. As promised, my extra-long post detailing exactly why I’m pissed is after the jump.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Who it should have been:
Arrested Development
The Office
Scrubs
My Name Is Earl
Everybody Hates Chris/Entourage/Curb Your Enthusiasm

Who we got:
Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Office
Scrubs
Two and a Half Men

I’m largely happy with with nominees here, but the inclusion of Two and a Half Men over Earl, Chris, Entourage, or even The New Adventures of Old Christine is just silly.

Outstanding Drama Series
Who it should have been:
Veronica Mars
Lost
House
Grey’s Anatomy
Battlestar Galactica

Who we got:
Grey’s Anatomy
House
The Sopranos
24
The West Wing

Okay, including The West Wing here is just ridiculous. It’s already won a bazillion Emmys, isn’t even good anymore, and it’s been canceled. I’m not going to complain about 24 because I hear it’s great, though I don’t watch it. The Sopranos is great, too, but I hate to see a show with such a short season take the place of a 22-episode season of Lost. I expected Veronica Mars and Battlestar Galactica to get snubbed, but it still stings.

Lead Actor, Comedy

Who it should have been:
Zach Braff, Scrubs
Steve Carell, The Office
Jason Lee, My Name Is Earl
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm

Who we got:
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Kevin James, The King of Queens
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

The exclusion of Zach Braff, Jason Lee, and Jason Bateman here is just ridiculous. Especially for Charlie Sheen — if you’re going to pick anyone from Two and a Half Men, at least pick Jon Cryer! Kevin James has his moments, but his sitcom is pretty dumb. While Tony Shalhoub is awesome, his show is tired, and hasn’t he won already?

Lead Actor, Drama

Who it should have been:
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Hugh Laurie, House
Matthew Fox, Lost
James Gandolfino, The Sopranos
Denis Leary, Rescue Me

Who we got:
Martin Sheen, The West Wing
Kiefer Sutherland, 24
Peter Krause, Six Feet Under
Denis Leary, Rescue Me
Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: SVU

I can’t hate too much on Martin Sheen, Christopher Meloni, or Peter Krause, because they’re all awesome. However, seriously, screw The West Wing. And even though Krause is great, picking him over Tony Soprano is nonsensical.

Lead Actress, Comedy

Who it should have been:
Julia-Louis Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives
Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls
Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives

Who we got:
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle
Julia-Louis Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Stockard Channing, Lydia Barnes
Debra Messing, Will & Grace

Oh, Debra Messing, I am so glad your show is canceled. Stockard Channing, you’re fabulous, but your show is kind of dumb and you are only so-so in it. Jane Kaczmarek, I like you, but would you please go away?

Lead Actress, Drama

Who it should have been:
Kristen Bell, Veronica Mars
Edie Falco, The Sopranos
Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Geena Davis, Commander in Chief

Who we got:
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Geena Davis, Commander in Chief
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under
Allison Janney, The West Wing

I only had Geena Davis on my list as filler, so it’s bitter to see her take Kristen Bell’s place. I hate most repeat nominees, but if the Emmy voters have to do it, why not Falco over Janney or Conroy? And poor Ellen Pompeo — her character’s annoying, but her acting has been seriously overlooked.

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Who it should have been:
Will Arnett, Arrested Development
Donald Faison, Scrubs
Jim Krasinski, The Office
Jeffrey Tambor, Arrested Development/Ethan Suplee, My Name Is Earl
Jeremy Piven, Entourage

Who we got:
Will Arnett, Arrested Development
Jeremy Piven, Ari Gold
Bryan Cranston, Malcolm in the Middle
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace

Yay, Will Arnett! Sean Hayes, go away. Jon Cryer, get out of this category, you’re a lead actor, and it’s cheating. Bryan Cranston … eh, I guess it’s deserved. I guess my joy at seeing Will Arnett nominated is making me more forgiving.

Supporting Actor, Drama

Who it should have been:
Jason Dohring, Veronica Mars
Enrico Colantoni, Veronica Mars
Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy
Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos
James Callis, Battlestar Galactica

Who we got:
William Shatner, Denny Crane
Oliver Platt, Huff
Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos
Gregory Itzen, 24
Alan Alda, The West Wing

It’s no surprise that the Veronica Mars guys were ignored, but if I had my choice, I’d get rid of Shatner and Platt.

Supporting Actress, Comedy

Who it should have been:
Jessica Walter, Arrested Development
Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl
Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Sarah Chalke, Scrubs
Judy Reyes, Scrubs

Who we got:
Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Alfre Woodard, Desperate Housewives
Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace

Whatever, Will & Grace. Alfre Woodard, your part on Desperate Housewives sucked, even though generally you are cool. Hurray for Jaime Pressly, though.

Supporting Actress, Drama
Who it should have been:
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
Yoon-jin Kim, Lost
Jean Smart, 24
Blythe Danner, Huff/Candice Bergen, Boston Legal

Who we got:
Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
Blythe Danner, Huff
Jean Smart, 24

I’m pleased about the Grey’s Anatomy nominations here, and I’ll leave it at that. All in all, it’s shaping up to be a seriously boring Emmy award show, so I hope that people at least wear crazy dresses like Cher and Bjork, or someone trips on the red carpet, or something. Yawn.

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