Here's a short list of some of the 2013 Emmy nominees. Oh Emmys, you and your weird rules never cease to amaze me. My thoughts, as always will follow in green.
OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory
I still don't see how Girls gets so much praise. Not my cup of tea I guess. No Office for their final season. I expect 30 Rock will win for it's final. I just started watching Veep, and I'm glad to see it here. That show is hilarious.
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
Breaking Bad! Game of Thrones! That's really all I care about in this category. I guess this answered the question I had about House of Cards being eligible since it belongs to Netflix.
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
Hugh Bonneville - Downton Abbey
Damian Lewis - Homeland
Kevin Spacey - House of Cards
Jon Hamm - Mad Men
Jeff Daniels - The Newsroom
Bryan Cranston, FTW!
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Vera Farmiga - Bates Motel
Michelle Dockery - Downton Abbey
Claire Danes - Homeland
Robin Wright - House of Cards
Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men
Connie Britton - Nashville
Kerry Washington - Scandal
Despite not watching Scandal, I'm happy for Kerry Washington. She's a great actress, and she's criminally underrated. I have to laugh at Nashville getting a nomination though. That show is insanely cheesy.
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jason Bateman - Arrested Development
Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc - Episodes
Don Cheadle - House of Lies
Louis C.K. - Louie
Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock
Do any of you actually watch Episodes? I don't think I know a single person that does.
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Laura Dern - Enlightened
Lena Dunham - Girls
Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
Amy Poehler as- Parks and Recreation
Tina Fey - 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
JLD deserves this nom just for the line "It means I have the bigger dick, which means he can suck it." I wonder what the nominees in this category will do this year. They always do something fun.
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
Top Of The Lake
I lol every time I see American Horry Story in the mini series category. I have nothing against the show, I just find it funny. It's nice to see Top of the Lake get some recognition. You don't see a lot of the things on the Sundance channel at the Emmys.
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bobby Cannavale - Boardwalk Empire
Jonathan Banks - Breaking Bad
Aaron Paul as- Breaking Bad
Jim Carter - Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones
Mandy Patinkin - Homeland
I think the Emmys made a HUGE mistake in not nominating Nikolaj Coster-Waldau for Game of Thrones. I'm happy for Dinklage, I am, but this wasn't Tyrion's season. This was Jaime's and NCW did a fantastic job. It's a shame he wasn't honored. It's cool that Jonathan Banks got in. I wasn't sure if he would or not. I'm also happy to see Cannavale get his very deserving nomination. If I wasn't such a Breaking Bad lover, I'd think he should win.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Anna Gunn - Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey
Emilia Clarke - Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski - The Good Wife
Morena Baccarin as- Homeland
Christina Hendricks - Mad Men
Emilia Clarke over Michelle Fairley for Game of Thrones is a joke. Clarke has improved drastically since season 2, and she was a complete and utter badass in And Now His Watch Has Ended, but you can't tell me that was more powerful than Michelle Fairley's grieving Catelyn in The Rains of Castamere. You can't.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Adam Driver - Girls
Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern Family
Ed O’Neill - Modern Family
Ty Burrell - Modern Family
Bill Hader - Saturday Night Live
Tony Hale - Veep
I bet other actors can't wait until Modern Family goes off the air.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Mayim Bialik - The Big Bang Theory
Jane Lynch - Glee
Sofia Vergara - Modern Family
Julie Bowen - Modern Family
Merritt Wever - Nurse Jackie
Jane Krakowski - 30 Rock
Anna Chlumsky - Veep
Yay for Anna Chlumsky!! My Girl is all grown up. As much as I love the Big Bang Theory, I can't even be happy for Bialik here. Her off screen persona has unfortunately soured me. I hate it when that happens.
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
James Cromwell - American Horror Story: Asylum
Zachary Quinto - Aerican Horror Story: Asylum
Scott Bakula - Behind The Candelabra
John Benjamin Hickey - The Big C: Hereafter
Peter Mullan - Top of the Lake
So the final season of The Big C gets to be a mini series now? Or did it actually air separately from the final season?
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Sarah Paulson - American Horror Story: Asylum
Imelda Staunton - The Girl
Ellen Burstyn - Political Animals
Charlotte Rampling - Restless
Alfre Woodard - Steel Magnolias.
I'm kind of surprised this is the only nomination The Girl got.
OUTSTANDING VARIETY SERIES
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher
Saturday Night Live
Will The Daily Show keep its winning streak?
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Nathan Lane - The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox - The Good Wife
Rupert Friend - Homeland
Robert Morse - Downton Abbey
Harry Hamlin - Mad Men
Dan Bucatinsky - Scandal
I know the Emmys want nothing to do with The Walking Dead outside of the make up category, but come on. No Lennie James? Rupert Friend got nominated, but not Lennie James? Fail.
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN DRAMA SERIES
Margo Martindale - The Americans
Diana Rigg - Game of Thrones
Carrie Preston - The Good Wife
Linda Cardellini - Mad Men
Jane Fonda - The Newsroom
Joan Cusack - Shameless
Diana Rigg! Carrie Preston! Linda Cardellini! Yay!
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Bob Newhart - The Big Bang Theory
Nathan Lane - Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale Nurse Jackie
Louis C.K. - Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake - Saturday Night Live
Will Forte - 30 Rock
This is a great group of guest stars. (Though I would've included Bruno Mars for hosting SNL. He was so much better than I expected) Cannavale and Louis CK are double nominees. I figured Justin Timberlake would get a lot of love for hosting since it was so publicized. I can't blame them, I was totally captivated when I heard him sing 'Mirrors' for the first time. That song is great. Will Forte is hilarious and I feel like he's kind of been forgotten lately.
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Molly Shannon - Enlightened
Dot-Marie Jones - Glee
Melissa Leo - Louie
Melissa McCarthy - Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig - Saturday Night Live
Elaine Stritch - 30 Rock
I don't think Wiig or McCarthy are worthy for their hosted episodes. McCarthy had one memorable sketch. (The college basketball coach one) and Wiig was just bringing back her tired characters from her original run on SNL.
OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM
Kung Fu Panda: Legends Of Awesomeness:
I love South Park, but I cannot believe Regular Show got nominated. Have you seen that? It's so fucking ridiculous. My husband thinks it's hilarious. I'm sure he'll be happy to hear this.