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Friday, July 07, 2006

Jacob takes a break from filming to gripe about the emmys

So, the emmys are just barely above the grammys, as far as how meaningless an award is.
So here are the nods, and my compliments, and complaints, but mostly complaints...
Outstanding Comedy Series
Nominees:
"Arrested Development" (2003)

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000)

"The Office" (2005)

"Scrubs" (2001)

"Two and a Half Men" (2003)

Wow, that's a pretty good list, no Housewives, I'm happy with this. AD was great, it's best season of the 3.

Outstanding Drama Series
Nominees:
"Grey's Anatomy" (2005)

"House, M.D." (2004)

"The Sopranos" (1999)

"24" (2001)

"The West Wing" (1999)


OK. Where is LOST! It won last year, and this year it had the best season of any show quality wise since Homicide's 1996-1997 season. Come on!

Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Nominees:
Flight 93 (2006) (TV)

The Flight That Fought Back (2005) (TV)

The Girl in the Café (2005) (TV)

Mrs. Harris (2005)

Yesterday (2004)


Weird, I thought the second was a Doc. But it was a really, really good. But two flight 93 movies? hmmm...odd.

Outstanding Miniseries
Nominees:
"Bleak House" (2005)

Elizabeth I (2005) (TV)

"Into the West" (2005) (mini)

"Sleeper Cell" (2005)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominees:
Steve Carell for "The Office" (2005)

Larry David for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000)

Kevin James for "The King of Queens" (1998)

Tony Shalhoub for "Monk" (2002)

Charlie Sheen for "Two and a Half Men" (2003)

Nice little group.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Nominees:
Peter Krause for "Six Feet Under" (2001)

Denis Leary for "Rescue Me" (2004)

Christopher Meloni for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)

Martin Sheen for "The West Wing" (1999)

Kiefer Sutherland for "24" (2001)


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominees:
Andre Braugher for "Thief" (2006)

Charles Dance for "Bleak House" (2005)

Ben Kingsley for Mrs. Harris (2005)

Donald Sutherland for Human Trafficking (2005) (TV)

Jon Voight for Pope John Paul II (2005) (TV)

Jon Voight...as Pope Jonh Paul II? Did they watch that miniseries?

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominees:
Stockard Channing for "Out of Practice" (2005)

Jane Kaczmarek for "Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)

Lisa Kudrow for "The Comeback" (2005)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus for "The New Adventures of Old Christine" (2006)

Debra Messing for "Will & Grace" (1998)


Wow, not really creative picks, and not really worthy of it.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominees:
Frances Conroy for "Six Feet Under" (2001)

Geena Davis for "Commander in Chief" (2005)

Mariska Hargitay for "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (1999)

Allison Janney for "The West Wing" (1999)

Kyra Sedgwick for "The Closer" (2005)


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominees:
Gillian Anderson for "Bleak House" (2005)

Kathy Bates for Ambulance Girl (2005) (TV)

Annette Bening for Mrs. Harris (2005)

Judy Davis for A Little Thing Called Murder (2006) (TV)

Helen Mirren for Elizabeth I (2005) (TV)


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Nominees:
Will Arnett for "Arrested Development" (2003)

Bryan Cranston for "Malcolm in the Middle" (2000)

Jon Cryer for "Two and a Half Men" (2003)

Sean Hayes for "Will & Grace" (1998)

Jeremy Piven for "Entourage" (2004)

All right Will!
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominees:
Alan Alda for "The West Wing" (1999)

Michael Imperioli for "The Sopranos" (1999)

Gregory Itzin for "24" (2001)

Oliver Platt for "Huff" (2004)

William Shatner for "Boston Legal" (2004)

Shatner? Again?
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominees:
Robert Carlyle for Human Trafficking (2005) (TV)

Clifton Collins Jr. for "Thief" (2006)

Hugh Dancy for Elizabeth I (2005) (TV)

Jeremy Irons for Elizabeth I (2005) (TV)

Denis Lawson for "Bleak House" (2005)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Nominees:
Cheryl Hines for "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (2000)

Megan Mullally for "Will & Grace" (1998)

Elizabeth Perkins for "Weeds" (2005)

Jaime Pressly for "My Name Is Earl" (2005)

Alfre Woodard for "Desperate Housewives" (2004)


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Nominees:
Candice Bergen for "Boston Legal" (2004)

Blythe Danner for "Huff" (2004)

Sandra Oh for "Grey's Anatomy" (2005)

Jean Smart for "24" (2001)

Chandra Wilson for "Grey's Anatomy" (2005)

What? No S. Epatha Merkerson? She was awesome this year, and really needs one of these.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominees:
Ellen Burstyn for Mrs. Harris (2005)

Shirley Jones for Hidden Places (2006) (TV)

Cloris Leachman for Mrs. Harris (2005)

Kelly Macdonald for The Girl in the Café (2005) (TV)

Alfre Woodard for The Water Is Wide (2006) (TV)


Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
Nominees:
"The Colbert Report" (2005)

"The Daily Show" (1996)

"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993)

"Late Show with David Letterman" (1993)

"Real Time with Bill Maher" (2003)

Yeah, both Daily Show related shows. Let's go Steve!
Outstanding Reality Competition Program
Nominees:
"The Amazing Race" (2001)

"American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" (2002)

"Dancing with the Stars" (2005/I)

"Project Runway" (2004)

"Survivor" (2000)

Yawn...
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
Nominees:
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV)

Bill Maher: I'm Swiss (2005) (TV)

George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005) (TV)

Paul McCartney Live in St. Petersburg (2003) (TV)

"Turin 2006: XX Olympic Winter Games" (2006) (mini)

All right, lets give another award show an award.
Outstanding Reality Program
Nominees:
"Antiques Roadshow" (1997)

"The Dog Whisperer" (2004)

"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (2003)

"Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" (2005)

"Penn & Teller: Bullshit!" (2003)


Outstanding Animated Program (Less Than One Hour)
Nominees:
"Camp Lazlo" (2005)

"Family Guy" (1999)

"Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends" (2004)

"The Simpsons" (1989)

"South Park" (1997)

Wow, Pretty good list.

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