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10 Thoughts On The 2016 Emmy Nominations

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Seeing as how the Emmy nominations were released today, I figured I’d add my two cents. I could babble on and on about what was nominated and what was snubbed, but I’m limiting it to merely 10 thoughts here. On with the list!

  1. Of all of the performances on TV this past year, Freddie Highmore on “Bates Motel” was easily one of the best. It’s baffling that he didn’t receive a nomination for best actor in a drama series.
  1. Netflix released several great series last year and it was nice to see one of their best series (“Master of None”) receiving several major nominations. Bravo Emmy voters!
  1. I don’t expect “The Flash” to receive any major nominations (although Grant Gustin, Carlos Valdes and Tom Cavanagh are certainly worthy of one), but it was puzzling to see the show shut out even in the technical categories including visual f/x.
  1. Look, we all know Bill Murray is a national treasure, but how on Earth did “A Very Murray Christmas” get some love? It was virtually unwatchable.
  1. The most welcome surprise was seeing Louie Anderson nominated for best supporting actor in the oddball comedy series for “Baskets.” His turn as Zach Galifianakis’s mother was nothing if not career changing.
  1. Bokeem Woodbine (who played Mike Milligan) was one of the many stand-outs in the beloved second season of “Fargo” and it was great to see the underrated actor awarded.
  1. Any number of cast members from the hilarious “Silicon Valley” could have been nominated but it was nice to see the show’s star Thomas Middleditch beat out some tough competition.
  1. I don’t watch many reality or competition shows, but I do watch the endlessly addicting “American Ninja Warrior.” It’s about time it got some attention from the Emmys.
  1. “Orange Is The New Black” was shut out of all major categories. That’s a real head scratcher to be sure.
  1. No love for “Love”? What gives?



July 14, 2016 - Posted by | News |

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