Friday Night Lights is FINALLY getting the recognition it deserves, and it couldn’t come at a better time. This past season has been the strongest. The show didn’t get all of the nominations it really deserved, but it seems fitting that Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton were both nominated. Fans of the show will gladly tell you that Coach and Tami Taylor are the heart of the show. It would have been amazing if Zach Gilford was nominated for Guest Actor for the episode “The Son”. There was a Facebook fan page dedicated to this, and many TV critics were on board. It’s a little disappointing (I would have had nominated him in place of Robert Morse) but you can’t always get what you want. The show was also nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Drama. I personally think that it’s a no-brainer, but Mad Men is also nominated in that category…
At least the writing for this episode was nominated. Amazing moment in an amazing show.
“The Man Your Man Can Smell Like” is nominated for Best Commercial. I’m not sure why anything else is nominated in this category. It’s also the first time I care about the Best Commercial category.
Mad Men is nominated for costuming, and Janie Bryant deserves to win the award every year. I want all of Joan’s clothes. And Betty’s. And I want my future, hypothetical husband to wear Don’s suits. She makes me want to live in the 60’s. And while I wasn’t around, I think that they are pretty darn authentic.
Even Barbie and Ken want to dress like the Drapers. Photo from AMC.com
LOST has some nominations for “The End” and I might be biased but I think it should be, and should win for these episodes. Jack Bender is nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Michael Giacchino is nominated for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score). I recently re-watched the episode (re-watch count is starting to creep up into the double digits) and I was blown away by how I still had the same feelings. It’s an episode that is going to stand the test of time. While Damon Lindeloff and Carlton Cuse wrote a amazing episode, these two elements were the frosting on a great cake. Without them, it would be good, but maybe not the BEST THING EVER. Plus, I have a love affair with Giacchino, and think he should have been nominated in every slot. He’s a strong composer. The final song, a variation of the “Life and Death” theme, is one of my favorite things ever and I can not wait for the soundtrack to be released.
Jack died and I cried. In honor of him, of course. But really, it was because of the amazing job Giacchino and Bender did.
I’m very disappointed that Community was not nominated. I think it was one of the strongest comedies this year. The “Modern Warfare” episode was THE strongest episode this year in any show. For The Office to be nominated and not this show is a huge upset. I’m not sure why it wasn’t; it can’t be because it is a freshman show, because Modern Family and Glee were nominated…
THIS didn’t get nominated for an Emmy. THIS. This is an episode of double rainbow proportions.
Outstanding Mini-Series: The Pacific and Return to Cranford
The Pacific. Duh. 24 nominations. I think Cranford is here just because it has to be.
Outstanding Varity, Music or Comedy Series: The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
Notice anything missing? Like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno prehaps? NBC didn’t even back/promote the Conan version (TBS did). And it’s still here. NBC has retailated by deciding to not air this award, even though it has been aired in the past. Get over it. For realsies. Also, Conan is going to win.
Outstanding Children’s Program: Hannah Montana, iCarly, Jonas, Wizards of Waverly Place and Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
I’m sorry, I’m still laughing about Jonas getting an Emmy nomination. I love this little show…but still…laughing. As long as voters aren’t split between the series and movie, one of the Wizards productions will win. If voters are split, then it’s iCarly. And yes, I realize I know a little too much about children’s programs for a 22-year-old who doesn’t have any actual ties to television, let alone, children’s television.
This got nominated for an Emmy. I guess if things from Two and a Half Men can be nominated, so can Jonas. It’s okay Nicky. I know you tried. They just put you in this outrageous situation. Also, you can’t win at everything. This will be one of those times.
Coming soon: Comedy and Drama predictions!