1. I will probably always be angry that Neil wasn’t nominated this year. I mean, I could deal with him not being nominated if Nick Offerman, Danny Pudi and Donald Glover had taken three of those spots. But no, four spots went to men from Modern Family, and one to a man who’s show didn’t even finish it’s season because of a crazy man. Modern Family just isn’t as amazing as Emmy voters think it is. I only hope that they realize Modern Family doesn’t deserve the Emmy for series this year. Neither does 30 Rock. It’s rightfully belongs to Parks and Recreation. As for Chris Colfer, yes I enjoy him. I like him. I think he is the heart of Glee. I don’t love him the way the rest of Tumblr seems to, but hey, I’m not complaining about him. I like the idea of him being in this list. In fact, you know what? FUCK IT. I’M PULLING FOR CHRIS TO BEAT THE REST OF THOSE GUYS. If Neil can’t win, I’m hoping Chris does. (Though, I do have a soft spot for Jesse Tyler Ferguson.)
2. Friday Night Lights was finally recognized for it’s flawless, heartbreaking and beautiful portrayal of small town life. I was certain that my good feeling about FNL was a fluke. I was certain Emmy voters were going to drop the ball yet again and ignore one of the greatest shows on the planet (just like Buffy and Battlestar and The Wire). I don’t know how it took Emmy voters so long to see that this show is quite possibly the best show of our lifetime (I love Mad Men and all that jazz, but I really don’t think it’s better than FNL). It’s beautiful, it’s well written, superbly acted and it’s finally getting that recognition. I’m hoping it pulls a Return of the King and wins all the awards for which it was nominated. Better than never right?
3. Katey Sagal was robbed. ROBBED BY FUCKING KATHY BATES. I think the entire universe is going, “Kathy Bates, eh?” I am fairly certain her nomination came from name recognition alone. The woman is an Oscar winner and for some reason, all other awards shows love to recognize Oscar winners (see the 2010 Tony Awards), but she’s not better than Katey Sagal. She’s not. No one is (OK, fine, she’s tying with Connie Britton in my heart right now). Sure, Katey’s performance in season 2 was definitely better than that of season 3, so her snub last year really was worse than this year. But she won the Golden Globe! I thought for sure that would have kept her in the Emmy voter’s mind when it came to nominating people this year. I really did. SHOWS WHAT I KNOW. I love Sons of Anarchy more than even I can understand and I just wanted a little bit of Emmy love. Maybe, just maybe it will follow the Friday Night Lights route and Katey will get nominated for the first time in the second to last season. And then the show itself will get nominated in its last season. And we will all stand up next to Kurt Sutter and call everyone assholes and cunts. Because ignoring one of the best shows of the past decade is definitely a reason to use foul language.
4. Kristin Chenoweth was nominated for the five seconds she was on Glee this season. And I hope she wins. I love everything she does. I love everything she is. I loved seeing her win her Emmy for Pushing Daisies and seeing her speechless and crying in that silver dress brings back the happiest of memories for me. I want to see it again. She’s one of my absolute favorite people in the world.
5. I guess it’s time for me to finally bite the bullet and watch Justified. I’ve been meaning to check it out, but I already have so much TV to watch. I think all of these nominations mean it’s time for me to finally get on it. At least one FX show got some Emmy love this year.
6. Elisabeth Moss was nominated as a lead actress. And she is the only woman I will be okay with Connie Britton losing to. If Connie doesn’t win and it isn’t Elisabeth who beats her, I’m going to cut a bitch.
7. Community is by far one of the GREATEST shows on TV right now, and it’s obvious snub is blasphemous. I’m not just talking about the show itself, I’m talking about the complete ignorance on the part of the voters. They ignored Allison Brie. They ignored the fucking fantastic comedy duo of Danny Pudi and Donald Glover. And they gave fucking Matt LeBlanc Joel McHale’s spot in the nominations. I wonder if they could have submitted Danny and Donald together if they’d have been able to get a nod. They are perfect. All I can say is that at least Parks and Recreation was nominated, otherwise there would have been a lot more curse words in this post.
8. Jim Parsons vs. Johnny Galecki. SHELDON VERSUS LEONARD. I don’t know how I’m going to deal with this one. I’m afraid they will split the Big Bang Theory vote and Steve Carell will win this year. And OK, Steve deserves to win for his last season as Michael Scott. The fact that he hasn’t won yet is definitely an egregious mistake. But I just love Jim and Johnny so much that I truthfully would be okay with either of them winning. I just wish Kaley had been nominated. I think she’s fantastic as Penny.
9. Mary McDonnell was nominated for a Guest Emmy for The Closer. If she wins (and I am praying with all my heart that she does) I will just pretend for the rest of my life that she won for Battlestar Galactica.
10. For the rest of his life Josh Charles will have the words Emmy-nominated actor in front of them. This makes me happy on the same level FNL’s nominations make me happy. I’ve loved Josh Charles since I first saw him in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. And I absolutely fell in love with him all over again when he was on Sports Night. Dan Rydell is quite possible one of my top ten favorite characters ever. I mean, half the reason I even thought about watching The Good Wife was because he was attached to it. I can’t freaking believe he was nominated. I wished for it, but I never thought it would happen. At least that happened once today.
And there you have it. I could sit here for hours and make this list have 25-30 things on it, but I think I’ve littered Tumblr with enough of my Emmy ramblings today. I’m happy about FNL, mad about snubs for NPH and Katey Sagal. But in the end, all I can do is sit down and watch the show 65 days from now and pray that my favorites win. In the next couple of weeks I’ll be making “IF I RAN THE EMMYS” posts regarding who I think should win and why. So keep an eye out. I’m off to take a nap before seeing Harry Potter at midnight for the last time in my life. *sob*
Neil Patrick Harris “How I Met Your Mother”
Katey Sagal “Sons of Anarchy”
Nick Offerman “Parks and Recreation”
Danny Pudi “Community”
Donald Glover “Community”
Joel McHale “Community”
Allison Brie “Community”
(I’m sure there are more but right now these are the most egregious snubs.)