Monday, 30 August 2010

Quick Emmy Reaction

I've written a lot about these already so I'll try to keep it to the point. Here we go.

Best Comedy: Modern Family
Given that the first and second best comedies weren't nominated, glad they gave it to the third. The strongest of those in the nominee list. Fair play.

Best Drama: Mad Men
Meh, emmy complacency. Should have been Breaking Bad this year, but I guess if you're going to give it to something no matter what. It might as well be Mad Men. Its a great show, and I can only be so resentful because season three was a great year of TV.

Best Dramatic Actor: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Yay, Emmy Complacency! Jokes. Jon Hamm might feel a little hard done by, but Cranston was excellent this year and there really isn't that much to argue against. What it should have been perhaps, was for BB to win best drama and Hamm to win best actor, perhaps a fairer reflection of their respective seasons.

Best Dramatic Actress: Kyra Sedgewick, The Closer
Perhaps the biggest WTF of the night, Sedgewick seemed a filler nomination at best but apparently not. I've only seen a few episodes of the show, so I can't speak to whether she deserved it, but I know a few others who definitely did.

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama: Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Erm, fuck yeah. The award that makes everything else OK. A surprise in that they gave it to the clear right person, Paul has been particularly good this year and this makes me very, very happy.

Best Supporting Actress In A Drama: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
I have no problem with this, although I don't seem to be all that excited about it either. So fair enough.

Best Actor In A Comedy: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Epic lol. But I legitimately think this is a good thing. Parsons is very, very good in a mediocre show, and why should he be punished for that. If anything it makes the performance even more impressive.

Best Actress In A Comedy: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Falco said something along the lines of this is ridiculous when she got up to accept the award, and who are we to disagree. Nurse Jackie isn't a funny show, and if it is its certainly not because of Falco. If anything she should have been in the dramatic category to stop Kyra Sedgewick. But she won this because she was in The Sopranos. Simple as.

Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy: Jane Lynch, Glee
Glee fans will no doubt be feeling like The Dark Knight fans at the Oscars a couple of years back, in that sure the we won the award we expected to win, but we should have won so much more. I think this is probably fair. Lynch is the only actor on the show who deserves to win and she won. Sure beats out Matthew Morrison.

Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy: Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
This is one of those cases, where episode submitted trumps performance in a series as a whole. Stonestreet is awesome in Fizbo, but I think Ty Burrell probably deserved it for what he did throughout the whole year. Still, I'm not unhappy.

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