Thursday, July 06, 2006

It's Emmy Time

Emmy Time: Like Hammer Time…. But Better!

This afternoon, or this morning depending upon your home in this world, the Emmy people announced the nominees for this years Emmy honors. I think it safe to say that not having seen more than 10 hours (if that) of American television programming during the 2005-2006 season I am as equally qualified to denounce the nominees and pick the early winners as the people who chose them in the first place. Keep in mind that they changed the whole voting process in order to make the system fairer for smaller shows and networks. We’ll see…

Thus here is a list of the nominees, along with a few random comments from your favorite Nairobi Typ0. As long as Lauren Graham got nominated and “Becker” didn’t, it should be ok. I hope!

Grey's Anatomy
The Sopranos
The West Wing

I love the West Wing as much as the next girl and based on the numerous articles I’ve read at EW over the past year, it improved a lot this season but I’m not voting for my favorite Prez in this category, I’m afraid. Sopranos and 24 are also out because… well… I don’t like them. Sorry. House turned out to be a really cool show, once I got to see last year’s eps earlier this season in Delhi. Grey’s Anatomy is also an awesome show (and Hubby is in love with Izzy), which I actually caught last year when it first premiered.

So here is the battle: Grey’s vs. House. House is cool but Grey is getting the press.

Should Win: House
Will Win: Grey’s Anatomy

Peter Krause, Six Feet Under
Denis Leary, Rescue Me
Christopher Meloni, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Martin Sheen, The West Wing
Kiefer Sutherland, 24

Ok first for the ones that we’re discarding because I simply don’t like them: so long Kiefer and Peter. I’m sure they’re perfectly nice boys but they don’t deserve to win (since I never watch their shows). Denis is funny. Period. I realize that this is a drama series but still, the dude is actually semi-cool. Chris stars as my least fave character on one of my fave shows: SVU. That leaves us with Martin whose show is now off the air (sympathy vote here from old time academy members) and who really was an awesome pretend president for a few years.

The Battle: Sheen Sr. has no more show, Meloni’s character is annoying but his show rules, and Leary is Irish, funny and he does some good work and doesn’t hang around to get the credit.

Should Win: Christopher Meloni
Will Win: Martin Sheen

Alan Alda, The West Wing
Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos
Gregory Itzin, 24
Oliver Platt, Huff
William Shatner, Boston Legal

This one could be a toughy: I don’t watch any of these shows other than West Wing, and I really like Oliver Platt as an actor. Oh, and Shatner, other than being a Canuck, is a putz.

Should Win: Oliver Platt
Will Win: Alan Alda

Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under
Geena Davis, Commander in Chief
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Allison Janney, The West Wing
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

We are once again faced with several shows I simply don’t watch (Closer, Six Feet), and people I don’t groove (Geena). Since my Head Cheerleader Mentality has narrowed the field for us, Devoted TV Watcher and Reader, that leaves us with Allison, who was always good on the Wing, and Mariska who is tres, tres cool and, again, on one of the greatest shows on TV: SVU.

Should Win: Mariska Hargitay
Will Win: Allison Janney

Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Blythe Danner, Huff
Sandra Oh, Grey's Anatomy
Jean Smart, 24
Chandra Wilson, Grey's Anatomy

Finally an easy peasy one! Murphy Brown is cool but her current show bites. Blythe gave life to that no talent Oscar winner Gwyneth, and… well… it’s Jean Smart. Ugg! So basically we’re left with Sandra (Canuck!) and Chandra (not a Canuck!).

Should Win: Sandra Oh
Will Win: Sandra Oh

PAUSE: Where were the nominations for Gilmore Girls?!!!! Ok, you’re right, I should calm down. They think that Desperate Housewives is a comedy maybe they did the same for my Girls. Deep Breath and….

Arrested Development
Curb Your Enthusiasm
The Office
Two and a Half Men

They left out Gilmore Girls!!! This is… well, given the state of the world today it isn’t a travesty or the end of the world but is really damn sucky! They nominated a Two and Half Men and not Gilmore Girls?! What the heck drugs are these Emmy voters on? Needless to say that GG should have been nominated and won. Period.

With what we have left….

Should Win: Arrested Development
Will Win: Scrubs

Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Kevin James, The King of Queens
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

I can’t even pick since I either don’t watch or don’t like any of the shows nominated. Charlie Sheen had better not win or… well he just better hadn’t! They guys over at EW will be fuming over Kevin's nomination and how to properly scewer they’ve favorite whipping boy. Hubby hates the show Monk and Steve's acceptance speech at the Globes was funny. Therefore…

Should Win: Steve Carell
Will Win: Tony Shalhoub

Will Arnett, Arrested Development
Bryan Cranston, Malcolm in the Middle
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
Sean Hayes, Will & Grace
Jeremy Piven, Entourage

Sean had his day and now his show has been cancelled so he needs to move on. Jeremy is cute and I loved his show Cupid when it was on. But basically there is one winner here: anybody who starred in Arrested Development; a great and awesome show that should never, ever have been cancelled.

Should Win: Will Arnett
Will Win: Sean Hayes

Stockard Channing, Out of Practice
Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine
Debra Messing, Will & Grace

Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Megan Mullally, Will & Grace
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl
Alfre Woodard, Desperate Housewives

Do I even to mention that they snubbed my girl, Lauren? I take back what I said earlier, this may, in fact actually be a travesty. Since I don’t watch most of these shows I have decided to eliminate all of the actress categories. Sorry, Alfre (for what they did to your part in Housewives and for taking this win from you) but there will be no statuettes for women in comedy if they’re going to 'dis Gilmore Girls!

It’s getting late and I still have more hating left in me about these nominations. I’d share with Hubby but he could care less. So please share your thoughts and hate-er-ate along with me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You don't like 24?

What the heck is wrong with you???

Wait...don't answer that...I don't have the time to read it all ;)