Thursday, July 17, 2008

Good News/Bad News With The Emmys

Let me get the bad news out of the way first -- still no Best Drama nomination for The Wire, a/k/a the best show ever broadcast on American television. What the hell is wrong with these people? In fact, the show got only one single nomination this year, for writing. Unbelievable.

The good news? Mad Men, Lost, Dexter and Damages all got Best Drama nominations. (Although so too did Boston Legal and House, proving that the Emmy folks can be both brilliant and soul-destroyingly stupid at the same time.)

Emmy voters also did a great job with respect to 80% of the Best Comedy lineup, nominating 30 Rock, Curb Your Enthusiam, The Office and Entourage (even though the latter really wasn't great last year). They also nominated Two and a Half Men. I assume those are the same people who used to vote for Grace Under Fire.

And most important of all, Neil Patrick Harris got a Best Supporting Actor for How I Met Your Mother, although I'm sure he'll lose to that all-around good and modest fellow, Jeremy Piven.

Oh, and South Park was also nominated for its excellent "Imaginationland" episode. Excellent.


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