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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris, Jul 18, 2002.
Hurrah for Six Feet Under!
With 23 nods, it leads the pack
I wonder if the people doing the nominations watch more than a handful of shows. How "Gilmore Girls" gets a goose-egg is beyond me, and while I'm sure "The West Wing" is great... 4 of 6 supporting actor nods? Is it really that much better than everything else out there?
The West Wing is a good show, but I agree that it does seem that academy members tend to ignore certain shows, while overly praising others. But there really is so much out there; I guess it's hard to keep up. And while I have nothing against The Sopranos (I've never watched it, actually), I'm glad it wasn't eligible this year. Glad to see 24 get noticed, though.
No. West Wing is not that much better then everything else out there.
And once a show gets nominated once, it seems to get inertia. I'm convinced that "Will & Grace" (and everyone associated with it) was first nominated due to some sort of clerical error, and then continued to be nominated because, hey, it's already proven to be "Emmy-caliber".
Jason, you took the words out of my mouth. Same with Friends and Raymond. If George Kaplan can gripe about the Oscar's choice in Best Pictures since 1975, I'll do the same about the Outstanding Comedy Series choices at the Emmies since the 1990s.
Here's a longer list of nominations:
It's weird how last year's best actor in a comedy winner, Eric McCormick isn't even nominated, but his counterpart, Debra Messing is nominated in the best actress in a comedy.
The West Wing has 4 nominees for best supporting actor in a drama, and 3 nominees for best supporting actresses, and 3 nominees for best guest actor. Sheesh!
Was it this year that Gilmore Girls was entered into the drama category? It's surprising to see Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry in the best comedy actor category after all these years. ~T
I personally think Friends deserves, not just a nomination, but an Emmy Award by now. It's been consistently the funniest show to me for the past few years, and this season was outstanding. Enough of Fraiser always winning.
HA! Gotta love the fact that a show called Osama Bin Laden Has Farty Pants is up for an Emmy!
I'm very excited for Six Feet Under and it's cast. That's an excellent show. The actors all deserve to win! Too bad for Eric McCormick, last years winner for comedy, since the rest of his cast was nominated, and he had to introduce. Once again, anything with a sci-fi bent got the shaft, but what can you do?
The goose egg for Gilmore Girls is very disappointing.
How is it that Six Feet Under "Pilot" can be nominated this year when Rachel Griffiths won last year for playing Brenda? I also can't beleive EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND got a nod before Malcolm in the Middle. Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality) : Taxicab Confessions??!!!
Anyone else notice that Emeril (the sitcom) got a nomination?
I hope that South Park gets the Emmy. 24, too. There are so many categories to give out. Thank god the Oscars aren't like this.
Scrubs got completely shut out! Noooooo! Dr. Cox at least deserved a supporting nod. "Dr. Cox have you been there the whole time?" "No, I just came in through the couch door." JP
I'm pretty sure Scrubs got a nomination in the director of a comedy category.
My picks out of the more mainstream categories, not who I think will win, just what I liked the best:
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Friends • NBC • Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing
(Honorable mention to Bernie Mac on Bernie Mac)
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
24 • FOX • Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Shackleton • A&E • Kenneth Branagh as Ernest Shackleton
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Malcolm in the Middle • FOX • Jane Kaczmarek as Lois
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Alias • ABC • Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Frasier • NBC • David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Alias • ABC • Victor Garber as CIA Agent Jack D. Bristow
(Honorable mention to Bradley Whitford as Josh Lyman on West Wing)
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Just Shoot Me • NBC • Wendie Malick as Nina Van Horn
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
The West Wing • NBC • Janel Moloney as Donna Moss
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Frasier • NBC • Anthony LaPaglia as Simon
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
The Practice • ABC • John Larroquette as Joey Heric
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Six Feet Under • HBO • Patricia Clarkson as Sarah O’Connor
Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program
Billy Joel: In His Own Words • A&E • Billy Joel, Performer
Whose Line Is It Anyway? • ABC • Ryan Stiles, Performer
Outstanding Comedy Series
Friends • NBC • (it's time)
Outstanding Drama Series
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation • CBS •
Band of Brothers • HBO •
(Honorable mention to Shackleton • A&E •)
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series
Late Show with David Letterman • CBS •
Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
The Carol Burnett Show “Show Stoppers” • CBS •
Outstanding Non-Fiction Special (Informational)
We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company • HBO •
Outstanding Non-Fiction Series (Informational)
Biography • A&E •
Outstanding Non-Fiction Program (Reality)
Trauma: Life In The ER • TLC •
Outstanding Special Class Program
AFI’s 100 Years...100 Thrills: America’s Most Heart-Pounding Movies • CBS •
Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series
The Bernie Mac Show • Pilot • FOX • Larry Wilmore, Writer
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Alias • Truth Be Told (Pilot) • ABC • J.J. Abrams, Writer
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program
Late Night With Conan O’Brien • NBC •
Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
Band Of Brothers • HBO •
Outstanding Animated Program (For Programming Less Than One Hour)
The Simpsons • She Of Little Faith • FOX •