2011 Emmy Nominations (and Snubs)

It was bound to happen, but regardless of who actually did get nominated, I knew I was going to be really upset over the snubs. Let’s just get the biggest snub out of the way first: What do the actors and writers of Fringe have to do to get nominated??!! I know Emmys aren’t very fond of sci-fi shows but COME ON! Fringe is so much more than just a sci-fi show! How do you deny such incredible writing and wonderful acting???!!! HOW????!!!! I’m so not gonna let this one go.

Anyways, moving on to the actual nominees.

BEST COMEDY

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Glee
  • Modern Family
  • The Office
  • Parks and Recreation
  • 30 Rock

Simply put, I am so happy that TBBT got nominated – well deserved. Also happy, even though I haven’t watched it yet, for Parks. As always though, I do wish Community and How I Met Your Mother had been nominated. As much as I love The Office, the past season was kinda meh and I heard 30 Rock wasn’t all that great this season either, so yeah.

BEST DRAMA

  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Dexter
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Good Wife
  • Mad Men

As I’ve said before, I don’t tend to watch a lot of drama shows. I tried watching Mad Men, wasn’t for me. Never got around to watching Boardwalk or FNL or Good Wife. I’m slowly catching up on Dexter, but I’m not quite on S5 yet, so I can’t judge it either. Thrones, however, I have watched and I very much enjoyed it. It was a little slow in parts of the first half but by the end, I was definitely hooked. Wish Fringe would’ve been nominated though….(and there I go again)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Steve Carell, The Office
  • Louis C.K, Louie
  • Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Happy surprise! Johnny Galecki being nominated alongside Jim Parsons! Also got 2 other newbies (as in different from last year), Louis C.K and Matt LeBlanc in shows I haven’t watched. It’s a nice little variety with old and new, but without a doubt, Joel McHale should’ve been included.

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Timothy Olyphant, Justified

Can’t say much here, but I swear by the time the actual awards come around I will have finished getting through all the seasons of Dexter and Justified. Wish Peter Krause was nominated for Parenthood though.

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Laura Linney, The Big C
  • Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
  • Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
  • Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

Surprised and not surprised that Lea Michele wasn’t nominated. Two people who really should’ve been nominated though? Courtney Cox for Cougar Town (again, HOW has she never been nominated for an Emmy? 10 years of Friends and nothing?!) and Kaley Cuoco for The Big Bang Theory.

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

  • Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
  • Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
  • Mirielle Enos, The Killing
  • Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order:SVU
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Elizabeth Moss, Mad Men

Hargitay’s nominated again? Really? Okay, not saying anything else because if I keep on typing in this category, I’m gonna go into a big rant asking why Anna Torv was snubbed (WHY???!!!)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Chris Colfer, Glee
  • Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
  • Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Holy Modern Family domination! That’s just crazy, but so deserved. And Ed O’Neill is included this year too, which is too perfect. Supporting Actor is such a tough category, so I knew lots of actors would get shafted. But how did Neil Patrick Harris, who’s been the main actor from HIMYM to get nominated previous years, including for some not so great seasons, get left out this year for a fantastic season? It just doesn’t make sense. Also Jason Segel got some great material to work with this season as well. Other snubs: Danny Pudi for Community, Nick Offerman for Parks and Recreation

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

  • Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
  • Josh Charles, The Good Wife
  • Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
  • Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
  • Walter Goggins, Justified
  • John Slattery, Mad Men

For the time being, seeing as though it’s the only show of the bunch I’ve seen, I’m throwing my support to Dinklage for his role in Thrones. Annndd let’s just not mention John Noble’s snub….

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Julie Bowen, Modern Family
  • Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
  • Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
  • Betty White, Hot in Cleveland
  • Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

As much as I love Jane Lynch and Glee, it’s totally going to one of the Modern Family ladies. It would’ve been a lot better however, if Busy Phillips was nominated for Cougar Town or Alison Brie for Community, but that’s just me.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

  • Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
  • Michelle Forbes, The Killing
  • Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
  • Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
  • Margo Martindale, Justified
  • Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife

I’m pretty sure these were all expected nominations, so good for them! 🙂

BEST REALITY-SHOW COMPETITION

  • The Amazing Race
  • American Idol
  • Dancing With the Stars
  • Project Runway
  • So You Think You Can Dance
  • Top Chef

Oh. My. God. Did SYTYCD really get nominated for the first time??!!! YESSSS!!!!! Don’t get me wrong, I love TAR, I’m on good terms with DWTS, I wasn’t so fond of Idol, and I don’t watch Runway or Top Chef, BUT SYTYCD completely deserved this nomination after a great season 7. Hell, they deserve to win!

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST

  • Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
  • Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
  • Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
  • Jeff Probst, Survivor
  • Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

I CAN STOP COMPLAINING!!! CAT DEELEY IS FINALLY FRICKIN’ NOMINATED!!!!!! One thing I love from this set of nominations? Tom Bergeron tweeting this gem: “I’m honored to be nominated for the Jeff Probst Award. I hope Cat Deeley kicks his ass!!” Couldn’t agree with him more.

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Mark Ballas, DWTS – Jive: “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”/Viennese Waltz: “Hedwig’s Theme”/Slow Waltz: “My Love”
  • Mia Michaels, SYTYCD – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”/”This Bitter Earth”/”When We Dance”
  • Stacey Tookey, SYTYCD – “Mad World”/”Sundrenched World”/”Heaven Is A Place on Earth”
  • Travis Wall, SYTYCD – “Collide”/”How It Ends”/”Fix You”
  • Tabitha & Napoleon Dumo, SYTYCD – “Scars”/”Fallin'”/”Outta Your Mind”
  • Mandy Moore, SYTYCD – “Oh Yeah”/”Boogie Shoes”/”I Surrender”

So happy for Mark’s and Travis’ nominations! And I totally called it – NappyTabs nominated for “Outta Your Mind!” Hip hop usually doesn’t win, but I so hope they do this year because those 3 routines were simply outstanding, not to mention, the other great routines they did last season. I would’ve thought that Derek Hough might’ve been nominated for the routines he did with Jennifer Grey in Season 11 but I guess not (it could’ve easily just been my love for Derek making that assumption ahaha)

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL MUSIC & LYRICS

  • Family Guy, “Christmastime is Killing Us”
  • Robert Klein: Unfair & Unbalanced, “An American Prayer – Hymn II?”
  • SNL, “I Just Had Sex”
  • SNL, “Justin Timberlake Monologue”
  • SNL, “Jack Sparrow”
  • SNL, “3 Way (The Golden Rule)”

Let’s see, how can Andy Samberg or Justin Timberlake lose? Beyond my obvious bias, I think Justin’s monologue is gonna take it.

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  • Idris Elba, The Big C
  • Nathan Lane, Modern Family
  • Zach Galifianakis, SNL
  • Justin Timberlake, SNL
  • Matt Damon, 30 Rock
  • Will Arnett, 30 Rock

Because I would really ever vote against Justin.

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
  • Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
  • Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
  • Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope
  • Tina Fey, SNL
  • Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock

I knew Paltrow was gonna get nominated! There was no way all that hoopla surrounding her singing and whatnot was going unnoticed. She’s totally gonna win, sorry Tina Fey.

For a complete list of all the nominees, check out Emmys.com

Golden Globe Awards 2010

Awards season is upon us! Now, the Critics Choice Awards were handed out on Friday night, but no one really watches it. Instead, welcome to what I’d like to think is the best awards show, the Golden Globes. The Globes is the awards show where we get movie stars and tv stars mingling  in one room, and given LOTS of champagne. Stars who are slightly drunk, presenting and receiving awards? Fun times! Also, for the first time in a while, the Globes got a host, and it is none other than Ricky Gervais. Gervais always has a great sense of humour and brings it out for these sometimes boring award shows. Anyways, here are the winners, in the order they were announced, plus some random comments in between.

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Mo’nique (Precious) – She was the frontrunner, so no surprise here. Although it would’ve been nice to see Anna Kendrick win for Up in the Air (Twilight represent! ahaha)
  • Best Actress in a TV Series Comedy: Toni Colette (United States of Tara) – aww I was hoping Lea Michele would win for Glee. Oh well, her day will come.
  • Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series/Miniseries: John Lithgow (Dexter) – I don’t watch the show, but I have heard great things about the show and Lithgow’s performance. Good for him. Too bad NPH was up against such strong competition.
  • ahaha Sir Paul McCartney – “the guy from Rock Band” and “Animated films are also for adults who do drugs” lol
  • Best Animated Feature Film: Up – Obvious win. C’mon nobody beats Pixar.
  • shameless promotion by Ricky Gervais for the DVD release of The Invention of Lying…always funny
  • Best Actor in a TV Series Drama: Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
  • Best Actress in a TV Series Drama: Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
  • Cher and Christina Aguilera! Shamelessly promoting Burlesque! and it doesn’t even come out till later this year…way to get a head start guys.
  • Best Original Song from a Motion Picture: The Weary Kind (Crazy Heart)
  • Best Original Score from a Motion Picture: Michael Giacanno (Up)
  • Best Miniseries or TV Movie: Grey Gardens
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy: Meryl Streep (Julie & Julia) – I’m pretty sure this was hers to lose. Like seriously, she was nominated twice…in the same category.
  • Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Kevin Bacon (Taking Chances)
  • Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Drew Barrymore (Grey Gardens) – yay go Drew!! 🙂 Her acceptance speech was very sweet. It’s crazy to think that she’s been in the industry so long, but it’s nice to see that she’s finally getting some recognition. I guess all it took was the right project huh?
  • Best Screenplay Motion Picture: Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner (Up In The Air)
  • Best Actor in a TV Series Comedy: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) – Really? Share the love Baldwin! Matthew Morrison should have won for Glee (I’m biased, clearly. LOVE the show.) I would have even accepted Steve Carell winning. Baldwin’s gotta stop winning everything.
  • Best Foreign Language Film: The White Ribbon [Germany]
  • Zach Levi presenting! With Amy Poheler! awesome pairing
  • Best TV Series Drama: Mad Men – Surprised? Hardly. With all the hype it gets, the only surprise would be if it lost. Although side note, little early for a rather big award?
  • Taylor Lautner for all the tweeners/Twilighters. ooo Chace Crawford!
  • Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series/Miniseries: Chloe Sevigny (Big Love) – NOOO!!! Jane Lynch! Sue Sylvester! COME ON!!…I’m sure Big Love is a good show and all, but seriously. Jane Lynch should’ve won.
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christoph Waltz (Inglorious Basterds) – Duh. He was awesome in the movie. Just give him the Oscar now.
  • Cecil B. DeMille Award: Martin Scorsese – This was already announced in advanced. But regardless, Scorsese is absolutely a legend. And can’t wait for Shutter Island to come out. Looks amazing!
  • Best Director Motion Picture: James Cameron (Avatar) – Any of the directors could’ve won, but for sure, Cameron did great things to bring the world of Pandora to life.
  • Best TV Series Comedy/Musical: GLEE!!! – ahaha Ryan Murphy “This is for anybody and everybody who got a wedgie in high school.” In all seriousness though, the category is comedy/musical, Glee is both! Win! It would’ve been wrong if Glee didn’t win.
  • LOL I love how Mike Tyson is presenting with the rest of the cast of The Hangover….but wait a minute, where’s Zach Galifianakis?
  • Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical: THE HANGOVER!! – damn straight! 500 Days of Summer had a good chance, but I am SOOOO happy that Hangover won! Seriously, how often is it that a movie that is loved by fans AND critics wins? The Hangover for Oscar nomination? We’ve got a better chance now! YAY!!!
  • The Governator?! actually funny! although gotta love the constant jabs at NBC
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama: Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) – yay Sandra! She was absolutely amazing in this movie. Well-deserved. Thank goodness, she didn’t go 0/2.
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy: Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) – Interesting win. Although completely worth it for his speech alone. “I don’t wanna thank anybody.” LOL. He still started semi-thanking people anyway.
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama: Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart) – The Dude wins it! Standing ovation from everyone because it’s about time that he won something. And with that, he becomes the official Oscar front-runner. Sorry Clooney. Now I gotta go watch this movie (actually I gotta see a lot of movies…will get to them all eventually)
  • Best Motion Picture Drama: Avatar – Incredible movie. Anyone could’ve won. Nothing else to say about it.

I’d say overall, a great awards show. A few upsets, some VERY deserving winners. For the movies, well, let’s just say Oscars should be interesting for the first time in a while.