Emmy Nomination Thoughts

I hate how television and movies is such a big interest to me when there are so many more productive things I could do with my time, but oh well. The Emmy nominations were released today and I figure I’d share some thoughts on it.

  • It’s great to see Denis Leary for Rescue Me and Kiefer Sutherland for 24 in the “Lead Actor in a Drama Series” category. Both of those shows were vast improvements from the previous season, most notably Rescue Me, and Denis Leary is my pick here.
  • Where the hell is Michael Chiklis from The Shield? It’s only one of the best shows on TV and the biggest reason for this is because of that guys portrayal of Vic Mackey.
  • Ben Kingsley and Annette Bening were so damn enjoyable to watch in Ms. Harris. I’m glad they were nominated because these is my votes for “Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie” and “Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie”.
  • I’m not big into comedies, but I do watch Entourage and it’s completely because of Jeremy Piven.
  • Just recently started watching The Sopranos this year starting on season one and the Christopher Moltisanti character is my favorite. Michael Imperioli deserves this nomination based on what I’ve seen so far.
  • Gregory Itzin and Jean Smart on 24 didn’t stand out enough to get a nomination in my opinion, but it’s nice to see the show get recognized more.
  • Arrested Development is the only comedy I watch that was nominated for “Outstanding Comedy Series” and I still enjoy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia a lot more. Where the hell is that one in the nominations?
  • I like 24, The Sopranos, and House in “Outstanding Drama Series”, but where is The Shield, Lost, Rescue Me, and Nip/Tuck? I mean The Shield is the best show on current TV. Lame!
  • This one is really pissing me off. Where is Forest Whitaker for The Shield? He was so good and I hated his character so much that I just loved him in the series. This is a major oversight because he deserves more than anyone else on that list to be a nominee.