The Emmy Awards are so weird, you guys. Out of all the big award shows, they seem to be the oddest and least consistent. It’s basically a given that these things often seem out of touch, but the Emmy Awards are like some kind of temporally displaced Entertainment Weekly aficionado. Sometimes they’re on the ball. Sometimes they’re really on the ball…for 2004. Sometimes they are really, really on the ball for 1985 or maybe 2013, we can’t know for sure yet. Also, they love movie stars.
You can read the full list of nominees over here (warning: the Emmy Awards website is completely annoying), but I don’t think you will be surprised by much. (Except maybe by Amy Poehler’s nod for Parks & Recreation and the fact that you lived to see the day when the former host of Nickelodeon’s GUTS was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor.) But I will point out to you the thing I found most interesting (it’s a bit of reach, but whatever): so many people got double nominations this year! The lucky few are:
- Jon Hamm (Mad Men, 30 Rock)
- Neil Patrick Harris (How I met Your Mother, Glee)
- Jane Lynch (Glee, Two and a Half Men (really?))
- Christine Baranski (The Good Wife, The Big Bang Theory)
- Tina Fey (30 Rock, Saturday Night Live)
So, you know…there’s a good chance most of those people will be taking home one of those statues. Good for them, because I like them all!
If you’ve already seen the nominations, readers, what do you think? Who was most deserving? What were the biggest snubs? I will say I was extremely disappointed not to see Community on the list anywhere, and bereft at the fact that Cat Deely’s work on So You Think You Can Dance goes unnoticed for another year (no, I’m not kidding) while that Ken doll Ryan Seacrest is nominated for Outstanding Host again.