Emmy’s Are Officially Useless

So the Emmy nominations were announced today, looks like the new rules did nothing. What a surprise. Here’s the nominations I found most interesting:

Lead Actress, Drama

Francis Conroy, Six Feet Under
Geena Davis, Commander-in-Chief
Mariska Hargitay, Law and Order: SVU
Allison Janney, The West Wing
Krya Sedgwick, The Closer

Neither Allison Janney or Geena Davis deserved a nomination. Janney was barely in West Wing this year and anyone who was a fan of the show would agree that CJ was no longer a character the audience cared for. As for Geena Davis, Commander and Chief was horrible. And where’s Edie Falco? Remember folks, she’s that great actor on that show The Sopranos.

Lead Actor, Comedy

Steve Carell, The Office
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Kevin James, The King of Queens
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Charlie Sheen, Two and a Half Men

Notice Kevin James in there for The King of Queens? Does it make sense to you? Too bad for Jason Lee.

Lead Actress, Comedy

Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Stockard Channing, Out of Practice
Debra Messing, Will and Grace
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures of Old Christine

So it’s official, the so called ‘Lauren Graham rule’ failed
since Graham didn’t get nominated. Further proof of the rules uselessness is the appearance of Stockard Channing in this category for a show that no one watched. Since she didn’t get nominated for West Wing, they nominated her here. While it’s nice that Kudrow got a much deserved nomination it’s still depressing to see Debra Messing on the list. I was just sad when I read this. Too bad for Graham. Although I’m convinced if she gets the right movie bigger awards would be on her radar.

Supporting Actress, Comedy

Cheryl Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Alfre Woodard, Desperate Housewives
Jamie Pressly, My Name Is Earl
Elizabeth Perkins, Weeds
Megan Mullally, Will and Grace

ALFRE WOODARD? Seriously? Good job Emmy’s. You leave all the Housewives out(thankfully!), but you leave the worst one in? WTF? Kudos for recognizing Pressly and Perkins though.

Those were the nominations that stuck out for me. I’ve lost interest in the Emmy’s over the years since they’re often same old, same old. Looks like nothing has changed. I honestly didn’t think that Kristen Bell would have a show, but I was hoping they’d realize the skills that Lauren Graham has and recognize them after six years. Too bad.


7 Responses to “Emmy’s Are Officially Useless”

  1. 1 carrie
    July 6, 2006 at 4:20 pm

    I was just sad that Lauren Graham did not get a nominated but dont need to get nominated for Julia Louis-Dreyfus why. I rather to be get Lauren Graham. I was not very happy that no reason for that Julia Louis-Dryefus. I dont understand what is point/ Lauren Graham deserved for it she has been work so hard and 6 years on the G.G. SHOWS. I was so mad at Emmy. but I think Lauren will get chance somethning happen good news later. I am still support on her.. I am from Tulsa,Okla..

  2. July 6, 2006 at 4:32 pm

    Hello Tulsa!

    Dreyfus is a big name to Emmy voters. They got used to her on Seinfeld, so it was no surprise that she got nominated.

    The only reasoning I can come up with for Graham being looked over was that she entered into the comedy category. Whatever episodes she submitted must have been her downfall. I’ll be looking forward to hearing what Tom O’Neill has to say about the situation.

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