If you are like me, then you hate the Emmy nominations because you don’t watch any of the shows. Well according to a survey done by YouGov, we are not alone. When asked which of the Emmy nominated dramas the surveyed watched, 46% said none of the above. So what did the other 54% say? 28% said they got a high from Breaking Bad, 24% went to a red wedding with Game of Thrones, 18% traveled to Downton Abbey, 13% smoked with Mad Men, 13% played with House of Cards and 11% spotted True Detective. Now even though 46% said they’ve never seen any of those dramas, 48% said that none of them deserved it. Since I am one of the 46%, I have to say I agree with the 48%.
Now when it comes to the comedies that is a little bit of a different story. Only 30% admitted to never watching any of the nominated sitcoms. When it comes to the other 44%, 52% geeked out over The Big Bang Theory, 34% saw Sofia Vergara’s curves on Modern Family, 17% found Orange is the New Black arresting, 8% laughed with Louie, 7% voted for Veep and just 6% computed with Silicon Valley. Now even though more people watched the comedies, just over a third (34%) of them didn’t think any of them deserved to win. I have seen the top 3, and I have to say I agree. I liked Orange, but it is not a comedy to me. But then again I think that The Goldbergs should bring home the gold statuette.
So now that you know that almost half of the US population hasn’t watched the drama noms and a third haven’t laughed with the comedies, do you think the Emmys need to be changing things up. I say hell to the yes! I get that the Emmys are not a popularity contest, but they are also not an unpopularity contest. There needs to be a happy medium because after all TV is supposed to be a happy medium.
The Emmys noms were announced today and they pretty much suck. Basically a bunch of movie stars who star in shows that no one watches dominated the list. And if they weren’t in movies, then they were people who have been nominated before. So in other words, Seth Meyers has his work cut out for him when he hosts TV’s biggest night.
I could go on a rant about how Anna Faris and Melissa McCarthy only got noms because they do movies, but I did that. I could also say that The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family had their worst seasons yet, and didn’t deserve to get as many noms as they did, but you are thinking the same thing. Maybe it’s me, but I still don’t think Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie and Girls are comedies. Basically, I am saying that The Goldbergs deserved noms over all the other “comedies” I listed in this paragraph.
When it comes to the drama noms, I don’t watch any of the shows and I know I am not alone.
I am happy that Sherlock, Fargo and American Horror Story received a lot of noms, but I am not happy that The Normal Heart got a bunch. I am sorry, but that movie was OK. And the Band Played On was a much much much much better movie.
When it comes to reality, where the f*ck was Gordon Ramsay? MasterChef Junior was one of the best reality shows on television this season. Much better than the other nominations.
So now you know how I feel, how do you feel about them?
The 2013 Emmy nomination were announced today and they mostly suck because they are just so freaking elitist. They nominated people and shows that the average television viewer does not watch. For example more people watch NCIS on a weekly than watch all the televised noms combined. And most viewers won’t even know who the people are that got nominated because they don’t watch the shows that they are on.
I am happy that Jimmy Kimmel Live received several nominations for the show including Best Variety and Writing. Also I love that Political Animals was recognized for its greatness even if USA didn’t bring it back for a second season. It’s great to see every adult from Modern Family except for Eric Stonestreet.
Now when it comes to the really bad, Matt Le Blanc didn’t do anything worthy for the nom he got for Episodes this season. Was Al Pacino really that great in Spector when he sounded like himself the whole time? Was Connie Britton really that great on Nashville, when she does the same thing she does in every role she has?
Where is Rob Lowe for Behind the Candelabra? Jeremy Piven for Mr Selfridge? Cloris Leachman playing her own mother on Raising Hope? Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias and Lindsay Lohan for Liz & Dick?
What do you think of the noms? Who’s missing? Who shouldn’t be there?
To see the noms, then click click here!
Now that CBS is airing the Emmys again, they asked Neil Patrick to host that awards show again too like they did the Tonys. I am sure if CBS had the Oscars, the Golden Globes and the Grammys, they would have him do that t…oh wait they do have the Grammys so why isn’t he hosting that like he is hosting the Tonys and the Emmys?
BTW if you think that the How I Met Your Mother star will confuse the awards shows up, you are would be mistaken because here is what he said about doing both “And what perfect timing – I’ll just do the exact same script I’m about to use for the Tonys. ‘And the Emmy for Best Revival of a Musical goes to ‘Breaking Bad!’ See, told you it works.”
You can see him host the Tonys on June 9th, the Emmys on September 22nd and in the final season of How I Met Your Mother some time around then.
You know CBS if and when David Letterman retires, NPH would be a great candidate to replace him!
Tonight America and the World is going to find out something I have known for years, Jimmy Kimmel is the funniest man on television. They are going to learn this because the late night host is going to host The Emmys on ABC at 8p est/5p pst.
Kimmel has a big advantage because he has a sincere love of television. But did you know that Kimmel has very quick wit and can respond to anything that is thrown at him without even there being a moment of silence. It is his love of TV and a quick humor that is going to make him the perfect host tonight. And it doesn’t hurt (in my opinion) that his Jimmy Kimmel Live staff are there to back him up tonight.
Now those are my thoughts about Jimmy Kimmel, but here are few of his about the Emmys, his show and a few other things. I recently was in a press circle with him at the TCA ABC Summer Press Tour Day and here is how he answered our questions. By readings his responses you will get to know him a little bit better and see why he will be one of the greatest Emmy hosts in a long time. Plus you will get to see just how humble and naturally funny he really is.
Does he think it was given that he was asked to host:
“I don’t think it was a given that I was asked. I was happy to have been asked. I won’t say I was surprised I’ve been asked, I figured they would ask me. I would’ve been very angry if I hadn’t been asked. So maybe that’s why they asked me.”
Does he plan on hurting someone to be memorable:
“I don’t want to hurt anybody. I never ever want to hurt anyone. Honestly if I find out that someone’s feelings have been hurt, I feel badly about it for the rest of my life. So that is never my intent. I want to be funny. Sometimes when you are funny people do get their feelings hurt, but I am going to try to avoid that.”
Did he practice an Emmy speech as a kid?
“No, I didn’t. I did not have any delusions of grandeur as a kid. I never imagined being on television. I just really wanted to have one in color. That was my goal.”
What is the best thing to happen to him this year?:
“Well the Emmy nomination was very exciting for us because as a staff we start to feel like the Bad News Bears. Not that we felt like we deserved an Emmy nomination, but we did feel like we deserved an Emmy nomination. Everybody was very excited. It’s fun to see staff. I have to say, I probably, I convinced myself it doesn’t matter and I have to say it was exciting to see how excited the staff was because it reminds you it’s there show too and they are invested in it as you are. So it was a fun day.”
On being the only late night who has not done stand up at some point in his career. (He didn’t realize he that he is the only one.):
“I came up through radio. I think it was good preparation for me. It definitely taught me what it was like to do a show everyday 5 days a week. It prepared me for the grind.”
Why talk shows fail.:
“The #1 reason talk shows fail is the host doesn’t know how much work they are. A lot of people go in with a lot of arrogance thinking they are going to be able to show up at 3 o’clock in the afternoon and chit chat with people and be funny every night. It’s not that easy. You really have to pour yourself into it to do it right, I think.”
If he were President, what would be the first thing he would do?:
“I would find out if there were UFOs…I’d go right into the Roswell files and then I would resign.”
I think the last answer gives you the best idea of what an awesome host he will be tonight, so tune in to The Emmys tonight on ABC and see what else he comes up with to honor television’s biggest night. And once you realize that is as funny as I have been saying for years, check out Jimmy Kimmel Live weeknights on ABC at 12m.
Today was the day that the Emmy nominations were announced and I think they basically suck. For the most part the Drama noms are as elitist as the Oscars. Although I am happy Kathy Bates was nominated for Harry’s Law even though NBC didn’t have faith in it. When it comes to the comedies, happy for Modern Family and Chuck Lorre’s Thursday night show. It was Jon Cryer’s best year on Two and a Half Men and Mayim Bialick is great on The Big Bang Theory. I am also extremely excited that not only is Jimmy Kimmel going to host TV’s biggest night, but that Jimmy Kimmel Live finally got a much deserved nomination.
I am not a TV snob, but the Emmy noms are. So if you want to see what else got nominated then click here!
Jimmy Kimmel Live has been ignored by the Emmys, but that is no longer the case because the late night host is going to host TV hottest night. This is not the first time he has hosted an awards show, but it is definitely his biggest. This honor continues to be a part of his big year, he also got to interview Oprah Winfrey for the first time, he will be hosting the White House Correspondents Dinner next month, a few viral videos being seen by millions and rating for the late night show are growing.
Some people don’t consider him part of the late night game, but you know what the other hosts should be watching out for him because he is making his mark. I know this is a weird thing to say, but I am so proud that he is getting this much deserved honor.
UPDATE: Jimmy Kimmel gave a great quote about what we can expect from him on TV’s big night, “I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars.” Now I am even more excited about the Emmys. That is until they announce who is nomonated.
Here’s a shocker Joan Rivers has a problem with the way the actresses dressed on Sunday at the Emmys, but it is not what you think. The woman that some celebs didn’t want on the red carpet Tweeted this, “MEMO TO ALL TV ACTRESSES: Please start dressing like shit at next year’s Emmys or I’ll have nothing to talk about. Thank you!” You know what she is right, except for Heidi Klum all the actresses looked beautiful on the big night and as we know that makes her job very difficult. Personally I hope they don’t listen to her because I liked being envious of all of their dresses and not laughing at the stupid frilly thing they draped on their body. Seriously wasn’t it nice that there wasn’t really a bad dress in the bunch for once?
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Mad Men (AMC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Parks & Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Hugh Laurie, House (Fox)
Timothy Olyphant, Justified (FX)
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law (NBC)
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights (DirecTV)
Mireille Enos, The Killing (AMC)
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men (AMC)
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)
Louis CK, Louie (FX)
Steve Carell, The Office (NBC)
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (CBS)
Laura Linney, The Big C (Showtime)
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope (Fox)
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation (NBC)
Supporting actor, drama
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age (TNT)
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife (CBS)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Walton Goggins, Justified (FX)
John Slattery, Mad Men (AMC)
Supporting actress, drama
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Michelle Forbes, The Killing (AMC)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Margo Martindale, Justified (FX)
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Archie Punjabi, The Good Wife (CBS)
Supporting actor, comedy
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Chris Colfer, Glee (Fox)
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (CBS)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)
Supporting actress, comedy
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock (NBC)
Jane Lynch,Glee (Fox)
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family (ABC)
Betty White, Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
Kristin Wiig, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Movie or miniseries
Cinema Verité (HBO)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
The Kennedys (Reelz)
Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Pillars of the Earth (Starz)
Too Big To Fail (HBO)
Actor, miniseries or movie
Edgar Ramirez, Carlos (Sundance)
Greg Kinnear, The Kennedys (Reelz)
Barry Pepper, The Kennedys (Reelz)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood (HBO)
William Hurt, Too Big to Fail (HBO)
Actress, miniseries or movie
Diane Lane, Cinema Verité (HBO)
Elizabeth McGovern, Downtown Abbey (PBS)
Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Taraji P. Henson, Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (Lifetime)
Jean Marsh, Upstairs Downstairs (PBS)
Guest actor, drama
Bruce Dern, Big Love (HBO)
Beau Bridges, Brothers & Sisters (ABC)
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife (CBS)
Paul McCrane, Harry’s Law (NBC)
Jeremy Davies, Justified (FX)
Robert Morse, Mad Men (AMC)
Guest actress, drama
Cara Buono, Mad Men (AMC)
Mary McDonnell, The Closer (TNT)
Joan Cusack, Shameless (Showtime)
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
Randee Heller, Mad Men (AMC)
Julia Stiles, Dexter (Showtime)
Alfre Woodard, True Blood (HBO)
Guest actor, comedy
Will Arnett, 30 Rock (NBC)
Matt Damon, 30 Rock (NBC)
Idris Elba, The Big C (Showtime)
Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Nathan Lane, Modern Family (ABC)
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Guest actress, comedy
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock (NBC)
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee (Fox)
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee (Fox)
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope (Fox)
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee (Fox)
Variety, musical or comedy
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
The Cleveland Show (Fox)
Futurama (Comedy Cental)
Robot Chicken (Cartoon Network)
The Simpsons (Fox)
South Park (Comedy Central)
American Idol (Fox)
The Amazing Race (CBS)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Top Chef (Bravo)
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race (CBS)
Jeff Probst, Survivor (CBS)
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol (Fox)
To see my reaction to the crappy nominations then click here!
Actor, miniseries or a movie
Al Pacino, You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)
Directing, miniseries or a movie
Mick Jackson, Temple Grandin (HBO)
Actress, miniseries or a movie
Claire Danes, Temple Grandin (HBO)
Writing, miniseries or a movie
Adam Mazer, You Don’t Know Jack (HBO)
Supporting actor, movie or miniseries
David Strathairn, Temple Grandin (HBO)
Supporting actress, movie and miniseries
Julia Ormond, Temple Grandin (HBO)
Bob Hope Humanitarian Award
Variety, music or comedy series
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Director, variety, music or comedy special
Bucky Gunts, Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games (NBC)
Writing, variety, music or comedy special
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards (CBS)
Lead actress, drama series
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer (TNT)
Directing, drama series
Steve Shill, Dexter (Showtime)
Lead actor, drama series
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Supporting actress, drama series
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife (CBS)
Supporting actor, drama series
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Writing, drama series
Matthew Weiner and Erin Levy, Mad Men (AMC)
Top Chef (Bravo)
Lead actress, comedy series
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Lead actor, comedy series
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Directing in a comedy series
Ryan Murphy, Glee (Fox)
Supporting actress, comedy series
Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
Writing for a comedy series
Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, Modern Family (ABC)
Supporting actor, comedy series
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family (ABC)
Tonight’s big winner was television because there were so many new comers that so richly deserved their Emmy statuette. The biggest and best surprise were the comedies! Congrats to Modern Family, Eric Stonestreet, Steve Levitan, Glee, Jane Lynch and Jim Parsons for winning the Emmys they earned for excellence. Thank you to Modern Family for really reviving sitcoms, Steve and Christopher Lloyd (not the Taxi one) for your great show and I am so happy Emmys recognized you! About time Jane Lynch won because she has been one of the most underrated actresses until Glee, she has always stolen the show no matter which one it is! Another big winner, thanks to the comedies, was broadcast television. Except for Edie Falco in Showtime’s Nurse Betty all the winners were on broadcast TV. In drama only CBS’ Archie Panjabi for The Good Wife could say that. HBO dominated the movies’ section, but who really cares about those?
I have to admit, I can’t really complain about this year’s Emmy. Jimmy Fallon also did a good job, largely because that opening numbers was so freaking awesome!
Now when it comes to two big losers tonight The Amazing Race and 30 Rock, I wonder if they are sh!tting a brick that this season will be their last because without Emmy gold to claim as their own this own…will their networks decide that this will be their end? I personally think their Emmys is what has kept them on the air. You know kind of like Ugly Betty, the year that America Fererra wasn’t nominated again (even though she never deserved any of them), the show was axed from ABC’s line up.