So, the Emmys.
I don’t really know that I have a lot to say about the Emmys this year, honestly. I watch a lot of television, you guys know that. A lot of the television shows I watch were nominated for things, even. (As often, the TV Series – Drama category was an even 50/50 split of shows that I watch and shows that I don’t, and being me, the ones that I watch are ones I am also ridiculously invested in; this is not to say that I begrudge the winner, Homeland, its win, but I do not watch it, and therefore cannot speak to its win. Mad Men, you win a lot; Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, sigh. Someday, maybe.)
Literally the only winners that I am actually, consciously aware of, meaning I watch(ed) the programs they appeared on, are Jessica Lange in American Horror Story for Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (it fascinates me how every awards show classes American Horror Story differently), Jimmy Fallon hosting Saturday Night Live for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (and the “I want my war horse” sketch is one that my people are still quoting, so props, I suppose), Jeremy Davies on Justified for Guest Actor in a Drama Series (and he was a fantastic sketch country lowlife, so while I would have been okay with many more Justified nominations and wins, okay, sure), Tim Van Patten for Directing for a Drama Series with Boardwalk Empire, and a few of the technical awards. I suppose the guy who directed the Tonys too, and I can’t complain. It sort of stunk this year, but mostly because the overall crop of shows wasn’t that great.
Mostly, I came away from the Emmys this year with two thoughts: I should probably watch Homeland some time (and dear lord, Morena Baccarin, you are unfair; Claire Danes, you are also reasonably unfair) and is Modern Family really so funny? I find it hard to believe that, for example, there weren’t any supporting comedy actors worth nominating besides the cast of Modern Family and one other guy.
–your fangirl heroine.