It's that time of year again, when a comedian we like gambles their reputation on hosting a big, lavish gala in front of millions of viewers. Will Jimmy Fallon fall flat with his Tweet-based comedy? You be the judge, as we also be the judge in this, our Emmys liveblog! Zach Oat is starting things off, with Mindy Monez taking over at the halfway point, and it all starts at 8 pm, after the jump!
In today's TWoP news, the glass is half-full of renewals, good ratings, and Laurence Fishburne.
Stop what you're doing and read this exciting Torchwood news!
While we can't say we're surprised that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has gotten rid of the Emmys' main title theme category, it's definitely a little depressing to think about the lack of original theme songs in modern television. To stay positive, we're focusing on the potential 2010-appropriate categories that may fill the void. In the spirit of catering to the current trends in television, here are a few suggestions, along with possible nominees.
This might be the first Emmy nomination morning in a number of years that didn't leave us pounding our heads into the wall. That's not to say that there weren't a great deal of snubs (there were) or that undeserving people didn't get recognized (they did), but the number of happy surprises eased much of the frustration that we would otherwise feel. For us, the biggest pleasant surprise was that Friday Night Lights's tremendous husband and wife duo (played by Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton) were finally nominated for their years of brilliant, ignored work. The other big highlight was getting to watch nomination presenter Sofia Vergara stumble over pretty much everyone's name -- so much so that co-presenter Joel McHale generously pronounced "Hargitay" for her. And as if that wasn't enough to charm us, McHale also coped with his Emmy snub far better than we did, by simply shrugging and saying, "It's OK, I phoned it in." Is there an Emmy for best sport? Anyway, on with the rest of our initial reactions to this year's nominees.
Sure, there were a lot of quality performances and shows overlooked during this year's Emmy nominations -- from the lack of acknowledgment for anything related to Community or Sons of Anarchy to the scarcely few nominations for Parks and Recreation. And we're still scratching our heads as to how Tony Shalhoub got another nom. But with that said, there were plenty of pleasant surprises that we're genuinely excited about.
Thursday's news is here from the future. And what a pleasant future it shall be! Aaron Sorkin, television genius, will once again grace us with his presence, The Primetime Emmy Awards are set for August, and reality shows about cooking go to the next level.