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The Truth Behind The Emmy Nominations

by The Editors July 19, 2007
The Truth Behind The Emmy Nominations

The announcement of this year's Emmy nominations early Thursday morning prompted the usual round of scoffing, head-scratching, and muttered "you've got to be kidding me"s. As usual, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences matches every nominee that makes sense with at least one that seems to defy natural law. Why does this happen? How does the overhyped, under-interesting Studio 60 pick up plaudits that rightfully belong to Friday Night Lights? ...Charlie Sheen? A-gain?

We think we have the answers to some of those questions. Not that we feel any better...

According To Jim
Ostensibly Nominated For: Outstanding Cinematography in a Multi-camera Series
Actually Nominated For: A preternatural ability to enrage Sars with its Rasputin-esque refusal to get, and/or stay, off the air (...hate!)

Battlestar Galactica
Ostensibly Nominated For: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series, and a couple other below-the-line tech nominations
Actually Nominated For: Face-saving purposes. This way, the television academy gets to say they nominated the show without allowing people like Katee Sackhoff or Tahmoh Penikett to steal valuable red carpet time from Jon Cryer

Tony Bennett
Ostensibly Nominated For: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Actually Nominated For: The annual "past-his-prime, adult-contempo feel-good safe choice to snatch Emmy gold from Stephen Colbert's wagging fingers" slot

Thomas Haden Church
Ostensibly Nominated For: Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Actually Nominated For: His groundbreaking work as Lowell on Wings, which everyone is now deeply apologetic for having ignored

Tim Daly
Ostensibly Nominated For: Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series, The Sopranos

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The Truth Behind The Emmy Nominations

by The Editors July 19, 2007
The Truth Behind The Emmy Nominations

The announcement of this year's Emmy nominations early Thursday morning prompted the usual round of scoffing, head-scratching, and muttered "you've got to be kidding me"s. As usual, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences matches every nominee that makes sense with at least one that seems to defy natural law. Why does this happen? How does the overhyped, under-interesting Studio 60 pick up plaudits that rightfully belong to Friday Night Lights? ...Charlie Sheen? A-gain?

We think we have the answers to some of those questions. Not that we feel any better...

According To Jim
Ostensibly Nominated For: Outstanding Cinematography in a Multi-camera Series
Actually Nominated For: A preternatural ability to enrage Sars with its Rasputin-esque refusal to get, and/or stay, off the air (...hate!)

Battlestar Galactica
Ostensibly Nominated For: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series, and a couple other below-the-line tech nominations
Actually Nominated For: Face-saving purposes. This way, the television academy gets to say they nominated the show without allowing people like Katee Sackhoff or Tahmoh Penikett to steal valuable red carpet time from Jon Cryer

Tony Bennett
Ostensibly Nominated For: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Actually Nominated For: The annual "past-his-prime, adult-contempo feel-good safe choice to snatch Emmy gold from Stephen Colbert's wagging fingers" slot

Thomas Haden Church
Ostensibly Nominated For: Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Actually Nominated For: His groundbreaking work as Lowell on Wings, which everyone is now deeply apologetic for having ignored

Tim Daly
Ostensibly Nominated For: Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series, The Sopranos

1 2 3 4 5 6Next

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