Emmy Nominations Announced

Posted in Uncategorized by Meg on July 17, 2008

At the peak of my television obsession (high school when I would record and keep episodes of various shows on VHS), I remember when I would wake up at 5 in the morning to watch the live feed on E! of the announcement of the Emmy nominations. Sadly, time passed and since premium cable never existed in my life and the popularity of TV shows on DVD was still something of the future, watching nominee after nominee from The Sopranos or Six Feet Under didn’t mean anything to me.

However, in most recent years, proven with today’s nomination list for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, major network and basic cable television shows are making their marks as places to find good television. HBO-style gratuitous sex, bloody murder, and f-bombs are out, cute piemakers are in. Well, perhaps the sex and murder aren’t completely out (re: Cagney of Cagney and Lacey’s guest starring role as the obsessed agent/teddy bear maker on Nip/Tuck).

Highlights of This Year’s Nominations

Complete List of This Year’s Nominations

Since all the nominations for Mad Men and 30 Rock are a given, I’d like to congratulate and highlight some of the surprises:

Lee Pace, Kristen Chenoweth, and Costume Designers Mary Vogt and Stephanie Fox-Kramer for Pushing Daisies – Ms. Vogt and Fox-Kramer, you two deserve that Emmy. I have never wanted a television character’s wardrobe more than Anna Friel’s.

Amy Poehler for Saturday Night Live – I don’t even remember when someone was ever nominated for an emmy for their cast role on the sketch show

Sharon Gless on Nip/Tuck – You scared the beejeezus out of me.

Christina Applegate for Samantha Who? – Yay for first season nominees. You made me actually not hate the guy from 7th Heaven and Jennifer Esposito.

The nominees for lead actress in a miniseries or movie – the lineup looks better than the best actress nominees for the Oscars

And the nominees for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics – Flight of the Conchords’ “The Most Beautiful Girl (in the Room)” and “Inner City Pressure” plus Jimmy Kimmel Live’s “I’m Fucking Matt Damon”

Flight of the Conchords – Inner City Pressure

Flight of the Conchords – The Most Beautiful Girl (in the room)

Sarah Silverman – I’m Fucking Matt Damon


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  1. Joie said, on July 17, 2008 at 11:48 am

    Ditto to all your nods, especially Sharon Gless. Ryan Murphy knows how to push his actors to the extreme.

    The only surprise you forgot to mention is the least surprising…the lack of love for BSG. Frak, Mary McDonnell should sue them by now.

    Crossing my fingers for Mad Men and Pushing Daisies. 😀

  2. Meg said, on July 17, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    BSG = Gilmore Girls, a.k.a. it’s gone past its prime and will no longer be recognized, even if Matt Roush and Ausiello team up. Desperate Housewives and Grey’s have also left their prime years. I’m telling you, if Gossip Girl had used “Bleeding Love” a nod would have appeared for them.

    At least Mary McDonnell got her nod for her guest starring role as Noah Wyle’s mom on ER. Sooo good, great episode where she gets wasted as she works for a Make A Wish type of organization and starts having memories of her son/Noah’s brother who passed away from cancer.

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