Emmy Season Is Here!
In just a little over a month, we will be (possibly) cheering the Emmy voters for bestowing awards on worthy winners, (probably) cursing the same Emmy voters for their steadfast disinterest in, you know, acting, (definitely) angrily sitting through upwards of ten musical numbers and (certainly) marveling at Ronn Moss's formal scarf.
Yes, the Daytime Emmys and the accompanying Serial Drama Live Blogging Extravaganza are just around the corner! The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (I accidentally typed "and Scientific", I think because I have Jesse St. James on the brain. Why is Jonathan Groff not on television every week?) got the party started by announcing the nominees which were, as ever, a mixed bag.
OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
ALL MY CHILDREN
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
Alicia Minshew, ALL MY CHILDREN
Debbi Morgan, ALL MY CHILDREN
Colleen Zenk, AS THE WORLD TURNS
Susan Flannery, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Laura Wright, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Michelle Stafford, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
Ricky Paull Goldin, ALL MY CHILDREN
Michael Park, AS THE WORLD TURNS
James Scott, DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Maurice Benard, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Christian LeBlanc, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Melissa Claire Egan, ALL MY CHILDREN
Julie Pinson, AS THE WORLD TURNS
Heather Tom, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Nancy Lee Grahn, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Bree Williamson, ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Tricia Cast, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jonathan Jackson, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Jason Thompson, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Brian Kerwin, ONE LIFE TO LIVE
Doug Davidson, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Billy Miller, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTRESS
Brittany Allen, ALL MY CHILDREN
Lexi Ainsworth, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Emily O'Brien, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
OUTSTANDING YOUNGER ACTOR
Scott Clifton, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Chandler Massey, DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Chad Duell, GENERAL HOSPITAL
- What can you say about the cluster that is the race for Outstanding Daytime Drama, besides "May the Emmy votes be with you, The Bold and the Beautiful" and also "What the FUCK?"? I was going to just copy and paste rants I've ranted in previous years about the wholly undeserved use of the word Outstanding in conjunction with All My Children and General Hospital (the year may be different, but most of my complaints are still the same, because change has not visited Port Charles and Pine Valley in years, unless we're talking change in quality, which has happened. In a downward matter) but then I realized that would STILL be exerting more effort than the Emmy voters put into this exercise.
- In an utterly shocking move, my pick for Best Actress of 2010 actually got a nomination! That never happens! My fingers are so, so crossed for the lovely Alicia Minshew, who just owned every scene she was in.
- Also, three cheers for Laura Wright, Nancy Lee Grahn, Jason Thompson (although I wish Kimberly McCullough had been nominated, too, because they both did such stellar work during the Lisa fallout), Chad Duell, Lexi Ainsworth, James Scott, Melissa Claire Egan, Doug Davidson, Billy Miller and Tricia Cast. When it's typed out like that, I have to admit that the majority of the nominees are totally deserving.
- Uh, then there are the question marks. Like...now, it will be "Emmy-nominated actress Brittany Allen". What and how and also why?
- If you were nominated in the same category as Jonathan Jackson and knew that 1.) he is a complete and utter lock for Supporting Actor and 2.) you'd have to sit through a half dozen Wayne Brady songs and a heartfelt tribute to Alex Trebek, would you bother showing up?
What do you think, Serial Drama readers? I know there were some big snubs and head-scratchers; I'm still peeved at the Drama Series nominations and when I'm less doped up on allergy medication, I will be able to discuss it more eloquently (does it count as eloquent if there are expletives in every sentence?)Rant in the comments!