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66th Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcement

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Anyone else angry It's Always Sunny has never been nominated for anything?

Not necessarily. I don't watch It's Always Sunny other than a few stray episodes, but this award shows definitely go for more mainstream comedies over the offbeat ones. That's why you get the god-awful TBBT and Modern Family, as opposed to Parks and Rec or Community, or even It's Always Sunny.
 

Fjordson

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Using that logic, The Walking Dead is superior to most HBO programming because it has huge ratings.
Was talking about the "overblown praise" comment, not ratings. And isn't AMC more accessible for the average person since it's basic cable?

Basically every show in existence has some number of fans out there calling it the greatest thing of all time. Hell, every single piece of entertainment in human history has fans like that. But that doesn't make all praise of something "overblown". Not everyone is hyperbolic like that. Just need to ignore the crazies on both ends of the spectrum. Practically nothing out there is the greatest thing ever or the worst thing ever these days.
 

Revolver

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Anyone else angry It's Always Sunny has never been nominated for anything?

I think it got it's first nomination last year in a throw away category and lost. The show is so dark and has such an unrelentingly bleak view about human nature I can sort of understand the Academy shying from it. But it's a real shame that none of the gang ever get nominated. I don't think they've ever even gotten a Golden Globe nomination either.
 

mattiewheels

And then the LORD David Bowie saith to his Son, Jonny Depp: 'Go, and spread my image amongst the cosmos. For every living thing is in anguish and only the LIGHT shall give them reprieve.'
I can understand peoples' problem with True Detective. It's a disappointment if you go in expecting the greatest crime story or something that does innovative things with the procedural format. It turns out to be pretty standard stuff in that respect, but that's not really why I watched. The characters are amazing, the writing takes them to great places, it's got more of that going for it than any show on TV.
 

squidyj

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True Detective was fine but it was no Fargo, that's for sure.

Which brings me to my surprise with Alison Tollman as a supporting Actress. Not lead for her?
 
Which brings me to my surprise with Alison Tollman as a supporting Actress. Not lead for her?

The idea is that by entering her in supporting actress, her chances are higher at winning, and judging by the choices, it's probably a lock for her. It's FX juking it so they get more wins over the other networks.
 

Sanjuro

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Missed the entire nominations. Nice to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles somehow get a nomination with all the big boy programing.
 

RatskyWatsky

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The Miniseries category is an absolute joke that the Emmy's really need to figure out.

Apparently a Mini-Series means three different things:

-A single season of a serialized anthology show. (American Horror Story, Fargo, but not True Detective for some reason)
-A one-off season of television. (The White Queen)
-A season of an on-going series that is less than 6 episodes (Treme, Luther.)

I dunno, these all sound like super different things to me.

The category is an absolute embarrassment, for sure. They really need to (re)establish some rules, make an "anthology" category, or rename it to "short form storytelling" or something. Cause right now it makes no sense.
 

RatskyWatsky

Hunky Nostradamus
The idea is that by entering her in supporting actress, her chances are higher at winning, and judging by the choices, it's probably a lock for her. It's FX juking it so they get more wins over the other networks.

She's going up against Kathy Bates (an Emmy favorite), Angela Bassett, Ellen Burstyn, and Julia Roberts. I'd say she's far from a lock.
 
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards were tonight:

The full winners list is below:

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton, "Scandal"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Allison Janney, "Masters of Sex"

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Jimmy Fallon, "Saturday Night Live"

Oustanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"

Outstanding Special/Visual Effects: "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding Special/Visual Effects in a Supporting Role: "Black Sails"

Outstanding Original Main Theme Music: "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"

Outstanding Main Title Design: "True Detective"

Outstanding Music & Lyrics: "Bigger," the 2014 Tony Awards

Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming: "The Square"

Outstanding Picture Editing for Short-Form Segments and Variety Specials: "The Daily Show"

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: "True Detective"

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series: "Orange Is the New Black"

Outstanding Casting for a Movie/Miniseries/Special: "Fargo"

Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary or Fantasy Series: "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary Program (half-hour or less): "House of Lies"

Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Non Fiction, Reality or Reality-Competition: The 2014 Academy Awards

Outstanding Animated Program: "Bob's Burgers"

Outstanding Costumes, Miniseries, Movie or Special: "American Horror Story: Coven"

Outstanding Costumes for a Series: "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries, Movie: "American Horror Story: Coven"

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic): "True Detective"

Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic): "The Normal Heart"

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic): "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special: "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding Stunts for a Miniseries or Movie: "The Blacklist"

Outstanding Stunts for a Comedy or Variety Series: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance: Harry Shearer, "The Simpsons"

Outstanding Children's Program: "One Last Hug: Three Days At Grief Camp"

Outstanding Narrator: Jeremy Irons, "Game of Lions"

Outstanding Writing, Nonfiction Programming: "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey"

Outstanding Documentary/Nonfiction Series: "Years of Living Dangerously"

Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: "Between Two Ferns with Barack Obama"

Outstanding Short-Format Nonfiction Program: "30 for 30"

Outstanding Interactive Program: "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" digital experience

Outstanding Choreography: Tabitha and Napoleon Dumo, "So You Think You Can Dance," "Puttin' on the Ritz/Gold Rush/Run the World"

Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: "HitRecord"

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: "The Colbert Report"

Outstanding Variety Special: AFI's tribute to Mel Brooks

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: "Deadliest Catch"

Outstanding Structured Reality Program: "Shark Tank"

Outstanding Host, Reality/Reality-Competition Program: Jane Lynch, "Hollywood Game Night"
 

RatskyWatsky

Hunky Nostradamus
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Allison Janney, "Masters of Sex"

Oustanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"

Well deserved.

Outstanding Stunts for a Miniseries or Movie: "The Blacklist"

lol

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: "True Detective"

They won this award for just a single actor? Lame.
 

Currygan

at last, for christ's sake
please explain why Michael Sheen isn't nominated, but Lizzy Caplan is

who am i kidding, this shit happens every fucking year
 

Oddduck

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I'm glad to see "Orange is the New Black" get 3 wins.

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series - Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes)
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series

Edit: I'm also glad to see True Detective and Bob's Burgers winning awards.
 
"EMMY WINNING THE BLACKLIST RETURNES TO NBC THIS FALL! BEST SHOW EVA GUYS! -NBC

In all seriousness, how in the world does a show like The Blacklist win over a show like GoT that has an episode that is clearly an hour of just stunts?!

Maybe they thought more than 4 in the technical categories was too much :p
 
Maybe they thought more than 4 in the technical categories was too much :p

Oh yeah GoT did well tonight no doubt, but just looking at the list of noms for that field and it seems like one of the bigger no brainer picks.

Even if you pulled GoT out of that category, I don't think I would pick The Blacklist tho.
 

RatskyWatsky

Hunky Nostradamus
In all seriousness, how in the world does a show like The Blacklist win over a show like GoT that has an episode that is clearly an hour of just stunts?!

How does that shit even get nominated? I mean, do the people choosing the nominees even watch television? My god.

How does this category work for returning shows? Just added cast in a new season?

I think so.
 
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I was just thinking Game of Thrones is really not a character driven show, but if anyone is a good actor/ actress in that show its Cersay
 
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