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Emmy 2013 Nominations: Initial Reactions

20 Jul

Because I count obsessive TV watching among my many pop culture hobbies and because Twitter is an inadequate place to say everything I want to say without flooding their timelines, here are my initial thoughts on the 2013 Emmy nominations. And remember, these are just my opinions as a regular watcher of most of these (and those who aren’t here) shows.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory • CBS
Girls • HBO
Louie • FX Networks
Modern Family • ABC
30 Rock • NBC
Veep • HBO

Glad to see Veep up there, but sad that Happy Endings failed to got the nom that is so deserved, especially now that they cancelled it. I expect 30 Rock will get a farewell love letter for its last season, and I’m glad they will. Also, no Parks and Rec, which is consistently one of the funniest shows on TV. And nope, still not a fan of Girls (the show. I’m a fan of my own gender, thank you very much)

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There wasn’t a happy ending 😦

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

Breaking Bad • AMC
Downton Abbey • PBS
Game Of Thrones • HBO
Homeland • Showtime
House Of Cards • Netflix
Mad Men • AMC •

The usual suspects, with House of Cards getting the new kid on the block nod. All of them deserve to be there, but would have loved a The Americans or Scandals nod. Plus, Fringe gets no love in any category so sad face. But of course you know where my heart lies. Valar Morghulis!

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The more you try to decapitate, the more you love 😛

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Bryan Cranston as Walter White
Breaking Bad • AMC

Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham
Downton Abbey • PBS

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody
Homeland • Showtime

Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood
House Of Cards • Netflix

Jon Hamm as Don Draper
Mad Men • AMC

Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy
The Newsroom • HBO

Replace Jeff Daniels with Matthew Rhys as Philip Jennings in The Americans then I’ll be happy with this category. As much as I (sometimes) adore Will McAvoy, his acting isn’t on the same level as the other actors here.

You were robbed, Philip baby :(

You were robbed, Philip baby 😦

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates
Bates Motel • A&E

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley
Downton Abbey • PBS

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison
Homeland • Showtime

Robin Wright as Claire Underwood
House Of Cards • Netflix

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson
Mad Men • AMC

Connie Britton as Rayna James
Nashville • ABC

Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope
Scandal • ABC

Sooo happy for most of the nominees here (Rayna! Olivia freaking Pope!). But Keri Russell had to be here for The Americans and more importantly, where’s the love for Tatiana Maslany who played seven different characters (and played them really well) in Orphan Black???

Playing seven clones is hard work!

Playing all these clones is hard work! 

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Jason Bateman as Michael Bluth
Arrested Development • Netflix

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper
The Big Bang Theory • CBS

Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc
Episodes • Showtime

Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan
House Of Lies • Showtime

Louis C.K. as Louie
Louie • FX Networks

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy
30 Rock • NBC

I’m still dancing coz Michael Bluth is here!!! And Joey, I mean Matt LeBlanc is getting some love for Episodes (although haven’t watched that in a long time and I didn’t know it was still on). Other noms, meh

Me too :)

Me too 🙂

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Laura Dern as Amy
Enlightened • HBO

Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath
Girls • HBO

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton
Nurse Jackie • Showtime

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope
Parks And Recreation • NBC

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon
30 Rock • NBC

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer
Veep • HBO

Gonna be so hard to choose between besties Tina and Amy! Please no Lena win this time around (really can’t stand that Girl). And Zooey for New Girl probably deserved a spot as well

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SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Bobby Cannavale as Gyp Rosetti
Boardwalk Empire • HBO

Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut
Breaking Bad • AMC

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Breaking Bad • AMC

Jim Carter as Mr. Carson
Downton Abbey • PBS

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
Game Of Thrones • HBO

Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson
Homeland • Showtime

Tyrion Lannister! Enough said. Although Jamie Lannister’s (Nicolas Coster-Waldau) acting has been top-notch this season as well

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Anna Gunn as Skyler White
Breaking Bad • AMC

Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham
Downton Abbey • PBS

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
Game Of Thrones • HBO

Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart
The Good Wife • CBS

Morena Baccarin as Jessica Brody
Homeland • Showtime

Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris
Mad Men • AMC

Of course Khaleesi!!! And Joan Harris is still my favorite Mad Men character so I’m really happy. But being the mother of dragons should trump everything else 🙂

Fierce is an understatement. Bow to the queen!

Fierce is an understatement. Bow to the queen!

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Adam Driver as Adam Sackler
Girls • HBO

Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett
Modern Family • ABC

Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett
Modern Family • ABC

Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy
Modern Family • ABC

Bill Hader as Various characters
Saturday Night Live • NBC

Tony Hale as Gary Walsh
Veep • HBO

What, no Howard Wolowitz? I am disappoint. But Bill Hader should have this for Stefon alone!

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OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler
The Big Bang Theory • CBS

Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester
Glee • FOX

Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett
Modern Family • ABC

Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy
Modern Family • ABC

Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow
Nurse Jackie • Showtime

Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney
30 Rock • NBC

Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer
Veep • HBO

The usual suspects of course, but glad Anna Chlumsky and Mayim Bialik snuck in there. Would have been nice to see any of the Happy Endings gals here though

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Other thoughts:

  • Wow, American Horror Story: Asylum got the most noms? It’s good but not that good
  • Of course thrilled that So You Think You Can Dance and Cat Deeley got noms, but of course they never win, so yeah
  • The Bible got an Outstanding Miniseries nod. Yey!
  • The already canceled Political Animals got nods in the mini-series categories. Now can we get them back?
  • Benedict Cumberbatch baby! Have not seen a single episode of Parade’s End but I’m sure it must be awesome 😉

 

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