The Emmys are a total sham: Burstyn-gate

July 25, 2006 at 6:14 pm | Posted in TV News | Leave a comment

Of all this year’s outrageous Emmy nominations, this is by far the worst:

Ellen Burstyn garnered a nomination for best supporting actress in a miniseries/made for tv movie, for her role in HBO’s Mrs. Harris. Someone at the GoldDerby Forums noticed that Ms. Burstyn is in the movie for a grand total of … fifteen seconds. FIFTEEN. Apparently her role is credited as “Ex-Lover #3.”

It’s not like the Emmys have ever really been respectable, but this nomination is more than credibility-destroying — it’s offensive.

In other Emmy news, ABC is royally pissed that Lost and Desperate Housewives got snubbed, so it plans to air Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl on Emmy night. Hilarious! After this Burstyn thing, I think I’d rather spend said evening with Jack Sparrow.

Updated: Defamer picked up the story (but I’m taking credit for coining “Burstyn-gate,” because I am full of myself like that).

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