Emmy Nominations: 30 Rock and Mad Men?

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Ethan Gach

I write about comics, video games and American politics. I fear death above all things. Just below that is waking up in the morning to go to work. You can follow me on Twitter at @ethangach or at my blog, gamingvulture.tumblr.com. And though my opinions aren’t for hire, my virtue is.

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  1. Yay! Someone else writing about awards shows!

    Yes, I totally agree that there should be an ensemble award, similar to the SAG Awards. Though the “Modern Family” cast still seems to yield winners despite multiple nominees in the same category.

    I am very happy to see so many “Downton Abbey” nominations. While the plot got a bit wonky in the second season, the acting was uniformly superlative.

    But the happiest thing for me about this list? Only one nomination for “Glee,” and a deserved one for pulling off a ridiculous character with grace.Report

  2. Avatar MikeSchilling says:

    Peter Dinklage for best supporting actor in a drama? Am I the only one that thinks of him more as a lead? Especially in the second season?

    Tyrion is a small role.Report

  3. Avatar Jesse Ewiak says:

    I actually think last season’s Mad Men was one of the better seasons, so there ya’ go.

    Also, actors choose where they’re going to nominate themselves, so I’m assuming Dinklage (or his management) thought he had a better chance at winning a supporting actor nomination rather than taking on the Hamm/Cranston/Buscemi Triangle.Report

  4. Avatar Fnord says:

    More than half the drama “supporting” slots go to Dowton Abbey and Breaking Bad? Not that those are bad shows, by any means, but still. Especially with the apparent decision that ensemble cast members go in “supporting” (although Peter Dinklage may be happy not to be competing with Bryan Cranston). Mandy Patinkin was robbed.

    You complain about Mad Men keeping Justified out of Best Drama; it also grabs 3 out of 5 best writing slots. In that same category, while I think Homeland deserved every nomination it got, I can’t see the pilot being the best episode of the season.

    I said this last year, I think. I love Game of Thrones, but I don’t see Dinklage as a stand-out there. Sure, he’s good in that show, but everyone is good in that show. It seems like they’re giving it to the name. I’d rather they gave it to Conleth Hill (I’d REALLY rather they gave it to Jack Gleeson or Maisie Williams, but I do get why that isn’t happening).Report

  5. Avatar b-psycho says:

    How the hell did The New Girl get nominations?Report

  6. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    Wait… American Gothic has been relabeled a Miniseries, instead of what it was – a cancelled TV series? That’s terrible. No wonder I hate the Emmys almost as much as I hate the Grammys.Report

  7. Avatar Rose Woodhouse says:

    I totally agree about the sinking ship that is Mad Men, that Idris Elba is friggin’ awesome, and that Justified could do with a bit more public love.

    A couple of thoughts:

    a) Julianne Moore was absolutely horrendous in Game Change. Tina Fey did a more accurate Sarah Palin impression.

    b) Everybody kept talking about how awesome Parks and Recreation was, so I watched the first few episodes and thought it was boring and not at all funny. Does it pick up steam, or am I just out of step with everyone?Report

  8. Avatar George Turner says:

    The 84th Academy Awards got eight nominations. Soon the Emmys will have categories for the previous year’s best Emmy acceptance speech.

    Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton both got nominations for best actor in a TV miniseries for playing a Hatfield and a McCoy, respectively. That can’t end well.Report

  9. Avatar DRS says:

    I still cannot believe that Eastbound and Down did not get nominated in the comedy division for anything.Report

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