Saturday, September 17, 2011


The EMMY'S are live tonight but many of the awards were given out last weekend at the Creative Arts Emmy Ceremony.

Why the performance above was not nominated for something is an outrage!

Like every other year, it pisses me off to hear Jeff Probst won best reality host yet again. First off, I am not a huge fan of Probst. Unlike the other hosts in his category (Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron, Cat Deeley and Phil Keoghan), Probst joins in his game, not being a support to all, but picks his favorites and gushing over them throughout the season on his blog. Probst's hard on over Russell was nauseating.

I love Phil Keoghan, but he and Probst host two filmed and edited reality shows. Each of their scenes is scripted, edited and able to be redone if they flub a line or a hair is out of place. It is not really that fair to pit them against the other three who host live shows. I know Seacrest annoys many but his gift at keeping Idol going, sometimes for a two hour show is outstanding. Odd judge behaviour, diva singers, musical cues, contestant nerves, group numbers all done seamlessly after the break. Deeley is lovable and Bergeron on target, but Seacrest is a master at holding the huge show together. Probst's perfectly coiffed hair and annoying voice overs (Go Russell!!!) during comps, is in no way close to what Seacrest does week after week. Who is voting for these things anyway....oh...must be Russell!

EMMY'S Supporting Actor Drama and Lead Actor


In all fairness I have not seen even one of the performance in this category but...for hotness alone, Ramirez and Elba for the win!

Idris Elba: Luther

Laurence Fishburne: Thurgood

William Hurt: Too Big To Fail

Greg Kinnear: The Kennedys

Barry Pepper: The Kennedys

Edgar Ramirez: Carlos


Maybe it is because The Good Wife is the only show from this group I actually watch but Alan Cumming is incredible as Eli Gold.

Andre Braugher: Men of a Certain Age

Josh Charles: The Good Wife

Alan Cumming: The Good Wife

Peter Dinklage: Game of Thrones

Walton Goggins: Justified

John Slattery: Mad Men

The EMMY'S Best Actor: Drama

So many deserving but I hope Kyle Chandler pulls an upset. Friday Night Lights has been exceptional for many seasons, yet has been basically ignored by the EMMY'S. Would be great to see it go out with some love.

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire

Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights

Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Jon Hamm: Mad Men

Hugh Laurie: House

Timothy Olyphant: Justified