Here’s What Went Down at Last Night’s Emmys, Where Funny Ladies Made History And Game of Thrones Won Nothing
Not all that glitters is gold
And that guy invented Joffrey. Your move, #TeamWalt.
Everyone's got an opinion about the last episode of Breaking Bad, including the evilest of Santas himself, A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin. The other day he took to his blog to briefly discuss how his own show, Game of Thrones, might stack up come awards season.Read More
she blinded me with science
Good News Everyone!
It is known
If anyone on the planet hadn't gotten the memo that some of the best TV being done today isn't on TV, this should drive that message home.
Those of you who are up early watching the Emmy nominations roll in this morning -- as well as, y'know, those of you who know where Twitter is -- have no doubt already heard, but it's worth mentioning that Kevin Spacey just landed a well-deserved Emmy nomination for Best Actor for his work in the Netflix original series House of Cards. That will come as no surprise to anyone who watched the excellent political thriller produced by Netflix this year, but considering it's the first Emmy nomination for a show that was never actually on TV, it's a noteworthy, if not entirely unexpected, achievement. That it's one of a dozen Emmy nominations for original content on the streaming service says a good deal more.Read More
Good News Everyone!
Things We Saw Today
To Boldly Go
Emmy nomination time is tough for a lot of people. For sci-fi/fantasy shows, though, it can be a particularly irritating reminder of how underappreciated their work remains to be. This is something veteran sci-fi icon Leonard Nimoy's had to face for over fifty years. He's being pretty vocal about it, too; the actor's taken to the web to express his disappointment in Hollywood for snubbing Fox sci-fi show Fringe.Read More
And So It Begins
Not a Misprint
The Boob Tube
“I grew up on the TV show, and I had Wonder Woman Underoos, and my brother had a Wonder Woman doll -- sorry, Aaron, you’re exposed. And Nicolas said, when we were on set, ‘I want you to be Wonder Woman.’ And I think he is such an extraordinary and exceptional director, that if he asked me to do it, I would do it in a heartbeat ... Hopefully the stars would align. It would be really fun. It would be cool, wouldn’t it? I’d get to kick ass.” -- Christina Hendricks, who is in Drive, which opened this weekend and is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, who has said he would like to do a reboot of Wonder Woman with Hendricks as the lead, and it might just happen if his reboot of Logan's Run is successful. Hendricks is also nominated for an Emmy tonight for her work on AMC's Mad Men, so let's wish her some good vibes and transfer those vibes to the Logan's Run reboot so she can then become Wonder Woman. (via The Frisky)Read More
And So It Begins
A Lesson in Humility
And so, after a day of tragedy and chaos, we leave you with Fred Rogers, accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Emmys, and putting things in perspective. Rogers passed away in 2003, leaving behind a legacy of supporting children's education as well as public broadcasting. In an interview with CNN, he'd said that he went into television because he "hated it", specifically the way it produced its children's programming, and then spent his career fixing it. Thanks, Mr. Rogers! (mental_floss)Read More
Watch All The Emmy Nominees for Best Main Title Sequence (Motionographer)
If The Expendables Were Women (ScreenRant)
Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game (Little Bo Beep)
The Life of Nikola Tesla in Animated Form (jeremiahjw)
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This morning, the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced. And while that's generally exciting for a TV nerd such as myself, this is a system for geeks you're reading on. So I have embarked on an epic mission: I am going through all the nominations (not just the elitist ones that actually get into the televised awards show), category by category, to provide a full-on geek perspective. The only ones that shall be skipped are those with no good geeky offerings, or the ones where you don't even know what the name of the category means. In other words, here's everything that matters to a geeky television viewer. For reference and your personal knowledge-accumulating pleasure, here is the full list of nominees. For those of you who care more about which shows prevailed, here is the nomination summary, that just states number of nominations per program without specifying the categories. I'm going to be going in order through the categories as they appear in the full list linked above so that it's easy for you to follow along at home. Ready? Let's begin.Read More
At the Golden Globes, Glee fit snugly into the musical/comedy category of television programming. And then it won that category. But for the Emmys, things aren't so simple, reports Entertainment Weekly. Apparently, some people are questioning the validity of the claim that Glee is a comedy.
According to EW, comedy writers feel Glee doesn't necessarily have a place among more traditional half-hour sitcom programming:
“We bust our asses trying to get as many laughs into the shows as possible,” gripes one veteran scribe. “Dramedies don’t do that.” Adds another: “I’ve seen Glee a couple times, and I like it okay. But it has never, not even once, made me laugh, which seems like something any comedy should do.” Still, that writer points out, “I don’t know that a show like Glee should be competing against, say, The Wire, either.”
Glee really isn't strictly a comedy, and it certainly isn't a drama either. And the musical numbers take on their own life altogether, not always contributing to either side of that spectrum. So we're left with a show that's 1/3 comedy, 1/3 drama, and 1/3 musical. This means that there is no category at the Emmys which the majority of Glee can claim to belong to. This is a problem, and the show may suffer for it.Read More