Thursday, July 16, 2009

More Emmy Nomination Feedback

First of all, congratulations again to all the nominees, especially to our favorites! Let's post the Emmy-nominated song (Outstanding Music and Lyrics) "Carol Brown" from the Unnatural Love episode of Flight of the Conchords.

The Flaming Nose is not necessarily of one mind on the Emmy Awards, but here are some of my own initial thoughts on the noms.

Outstanding Comedy Series -- Glad to see Flight of the Conchords, Family Guy, Weeds and How I Met Your Mother breaking into the category alongside the usual suspects. Probably will go to 30 Rock, of course, which had a great season again.

Outstanding Drama -- Good to see Big Love in there. Can't imagine it wouldn't go to Mad Men, but I think Breaking Bad is a close second, and of course we love Dexter around here a lot.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series -- All good...particularly nice to see Jim Parsons from The Big Bang Theory and Jemaine Clement from FOTC in there, isn't it? Is it time to let somebody other than Alec Baldwin win? If so, I'd go with Parsons, pictured above.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series -- Such a good group, interesting to see Simon Baker in there for his freshman series The Mentalist. I still think Bryan Cranston is the one to beat. He won last year, deservedly so. Sorry not to see Denis Leary in there, though.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie -- Can't imagine they won't give it to Sir Ian McKellan for his King Lear on PBS, but in terms of a tight, unflashy and excelllent performance, Kevin Bacon from Taking Chance certainly earned his nomination, as seen above.

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series -- It still feels like it's Tina Fey's time, for 30 Rock. All are talented gals -- there is much sentimental feeling for Christina Applegate from Samantha Who? -- but Fey is still on top and deserves it.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series -- Let's give this to the actress playing the many-layered yet unknowable Peggy in Mad Men, the terrific Elisabeth Moss, pictured above. Great to see her nominated -- it's her first!

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie -- Wouldn't it be nice if Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange shared the Emmy for their roles in Grey Gardens? Both were superb, and even though their performances were based on real people, they were touching and far, far beyond impersonation. (Grey Gardens grew on me after several viewing, btw.)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series -- Wow...great field. Wouldn't it be great to have just-announced Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris win the Emmy here? He deserves it, too. All noms are good here, though I would substitute Johnny Galecki from The Big Bang Theory or Jason Segal from HIMYM for Jon Cryer.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series -- I go for Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad. Great to see him nominated. Would also loved to have had somebody from Rescue Me in there...excellent ensemble cast who deserve more recognition. Pictured above, Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

More soon!

1 comment:

Jane said...

I think we are of one mind because I agree with everything in this post! I forgot to mention some of the wonderful miniseries nominations. I'll certainly be rooting for Kevin Bacon in Taking Chance and the ladies from Grey Gardens. Between Lange and Barrymore, I'll choose the latter. I think it was the finest work I've ever seen for Drew Barrymore. Wonderful post Lisa!