The nominees for the primetime Emmy’s were announced this morning and we have taken a long hard look at the list and wanted to share some highlights and thoughts on the biggest categories:
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series – We understand that Claire Danes is brilliant as Carrie Mathison in Homeland, but we hope this year it goes to someone else. Vera Farmiga was chilling as Norma Bates and Michelle Dockery made us love and hate Lady Mary Crawley. It’s time to share the prize.
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Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series – We are sure that people are getting nostalgic because the final season of Breaking Bad is upon us, but it’s time for Jon Hamm to get recognized for Don Draper. It is surprising to see Kevin Spacey in there for his role in the Netflix series House of Cards, meaning the whole idea of TV shows is changing.
Drama Series – I would not want to be judging this category. It really goes to show the calibre of television we have with Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey all represented. We are sad to see The Walking Dead be once again overlooked despite having a powerful third season.
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Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series – We love Tina Fey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, but it’s time for the new school of funny ladies to rule. Lena Dunham was not just funny in the last season of Girls, she was also very real and open.
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series – We wonder if Alec Baldwin’s latest rant will hurt him from winning for the last season of 30 Rock? We would love to see Jason Bateman win, just because Arrested Development is nominated. Why isn’t Mayim Bialik from Big Bang Theory in this category instead of guest star. She is one of the lead characters in the show at this point and brilliant.
Comedy Series – This is a tough one. Critics love Louie, but it’s not a commercial success at all. Big Bang Theory is the biggest success here. 30 Rock and Modern Family were at one time favourites, but not anymore. Girls or Veep are the best bets.