It has been 25 years since Woody Harrelson has won an Emmy, so I am sure he was really looking forward to winning another one yesterday. Woody was nominated for Best Actor in a Drama along with his True Detective co-star and BFF, Matthew McConaughey, but both me lost out to Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston. I guess the loss was too much for the Oscar winner because he was seen with his head down and his hands over his eyes by the silhouette of the Emmy statue. A photo he emailed to his friends like the Farrelly Brothers. Maybe if he watched one of their movies like Dumb and Dumber or The Three Stooges, it would make him feel better.
At least he can try for the Emmy again next year for the second season of the HBO show. Oh wait, he’s not coming back to the show. Poor Woody Harrelson.
This is the second saddest picture from last night. The saddest one was any picture that Lena Dunham’s dress was seen in, but those photos are different kind sad.
Seth Meyers opened the Emmy telecast with the best monologue I’ve seen in ages for the Awards show. I found it so weird that he seemed more comfortable on the huge stage performing in front of hundreds of people, then he does on his late night show. If he did that type of monologue on Late Night, I think I might check it out more often. Wouldn’t you?
When it comes to the rest of his hosting, there was some hits and misses. The audience interaction with Jon Hamm and Melissa McCarthy didn’t work and the Bill Eichner bit was funny but not needed. I liked the Weird Al Yankovic surprise, but it needed to be tightened up and include a few more shows.
Now when it comes to the winners, do the Emmy voters even watch the nominees especially the comedies. I don’t feel that Allison Janney and Julia Louis Dreyfus won for their current work, I think they won for their work from the ‘90s. I’m not saying they are bad actress, just saying the current roles are Emmy worthy. Plus, did Jim Parsons and Modern Family really deserve their wins after subpar seasons? We need to come up with a new way for the voters to vote and there needs to be limit on how many wins someone can have in one category for one show. Let somebody else bring home the Emmy. Am I right?
Another thing NATAS shouldn’t do again is have the Emmys so early. It hurt promoting the new shows. Except for Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Emmy winner Katherine Heigl, none of the new shows were represented. In fact, I don’t remember any commercials for any of NBC’s new shows like A to Z, Constantine and State of Affairs. I thought that was the big part of the Emmys to promote the new season as we close out the old one.
When it comes to the presenters, why weren’t there any representatives from The CW and USA? Matt Bomer doesn’t count because he was there for HBO. I would like to have seen this season’s break out stars Jane the Virgin’s Gina Rodriguez, Scorpion’s Elyse Gabel, Constantine’s Matt Ryan, Manhattan Love Story’s Analeigh Tipton and/or Gotham’s Oswald Cobblepot up there along with Oscar winners Julia Roberts, who made it about herself, and Halle Berry.
And this goes for all awards shows, stop cutting off the winners when you have presenters like Jimmy Kimmel (who was funny) and Julia Roberts go long. Longer than that kiss that Bryan Cranston gave Julia Louis-Dreyfus. That was a nice moment.
Just wish there were more like them. What did you think of yesterday’s Emmys?
If you are like me, then you have not seen any of the Emmy nominated dramas. So what are you going to do on Monday? Who will root for? Mom.Me is helping people like us out. They had the cutest little kids reenact the 6 dramas and now I am prepared to say, I would only watch those shows if those little ones were staring in them instead on all the big people that are currently starring in those shows.
What about you?
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.