It’s been a while since I’ve kept up with enough television shows to actually have much to say about the Emmys. But right now I’m finding myself very invested in some things and very torn about others.
This is me casting my votes. Or discussing theoretical votes. We’ll see how it plays out.
Drama Series: this is one of the “I’m torn” categories. Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Mad Men – I bow at all of their altars for different reasons. I think Boardwalk just might do it, but I’d be okay with either of the other two.
Comedy Series: I only watch Glee of the nominees, but I… wasn’t super-impressed with last season (coincidentally, when I posted the reasons Glee doesn’t suck it was before the Super Bowl episode; that’s when I started to get tetchy, but this is not the time or place). I dunno, really.
Actor, Drama Series: Steve Buscemi for Boardwalk. Timothy Olyphant for Justified. Jon Hamm for Mad Men. And some other guys. (If the guy from Friday Night Lights wins, or Hugh Laurie, I will stab a bitch. I’ve heard Dexter is good, though he has won a bunch of stuff before, so-o-o.) Again with the torn-being. Three brilliant actors in three brilliant roles (two of whom I am in love with).
Actress, Drama Series: I only watch one of the mentioned series. But I’m pretty sure that no matter who she was against Elisabeth Moss would be getting my vote. Peggy is one of my favorite things about Mad Men and she’s brilliant. We just started rewatching, and I’m just so damn proud of how she’s grown.
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Oh, my God, give it to Walton Goggins. Boyd Crowder is the most awesome sociopath on television, hands down, and though I so do not have sexy feelings for him like I do for Olyphant’s Raylan, he’s still one of the best things about Justified. John Slattery for Mad Men and Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones also have some affection, but seriously. Goggins for the major-ass win.
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Is it obvious that I am outrageously biased towards Mad Men yet? Or maybe it’s just the massive crush I have on Christina Hendricks, or again being so damn proud of Joan, or… any other number of fangirlisms. (Seriously. I want her and Elisabeth Moss to win, because they are my heroines of life. If I can grow up to be Joan and Peggy combined, I will feel as if I have achieved something great.) But Kelly Macdonald for Boardwalk and Margo Martindale for Justified would also be all right in different (less girlcrushy) ways.
…jaysus I am not even going to try to commentate on the comedy nominees. What I said before about having much to say about the Emmys apparently only applies to drama categories.
Outstanding Variety, Comedy Or Musical Series: Give it to SNL. That’s the only one I watch, but it’s the only one with Andy Samberg’s digital shorts. So it’s clearly superior.
Outstanding Reality Show: You mean the one where all reality shows are blown off the face of the earth wasn’t nominated? I guess Project Runway then. Pretty clothes are at least fun to see created.
Outstanding TV Miniseries or Movie: I’ve only seen two of them, but I preferred The Pillars of the Earth over Mildred Pierce. Not really saying a whole lot, because I had serious issues with Mildred Pierce, but hey.
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy: By the same token as above, give it to Justin Timberlake. Way to be freaking hilarious and way better than you were in a boy band.
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy: …hm. Dot-Marie Jones for Glee, I guess? Tina Fey on SNL? Elizabeth Banks on That Show I Don’t Watch But I Like Her? I don’t care.
Same token as comedies, not commentating on TV miniseries’ or movies any further, except to wonder why Pillars didn’t get a single acting nomination. I mean, the characters were pretty flat, but come on. I’m sure Ian McShane could still act the pants off any of the nominees in any of the categories, and Alison Pill was every bit as deserving as Evan Rachel Wood in Mildred Pierce.
–your fangirl heroine.