Still got it!
The 2005 Emmy nominations came out today, and although there was plenty of hype that this year’s list would be “wide open,” it’s nice to see that the stodgy academy members have kept it simple and dumb. Back again for more adulation: Will & Grace, The West Wing, and Everybody Loves Raymond. Fantastic! Okay, true, we finally got some lovin’ for Scrubs (Outstanding Comedy), but anyone who’s seen the show recently knows that the best years of this comedy may be behind it. Arrested Development fans must surely be happy that smug Jason Bateman received a nom, despite being the show’s weakest cast member, but where’s the love for Will Arnett or David Cross?
Unsurprisingly, ABC’s brother and sister hits, Lost and Desperate Housewives, both scooped up plenty of noms (but none for you, EVA LONGORIA! Ha!), and I’m sure Emmy defenders will say, “See! Something new! We’re edgy!” but honestly, who wasn’t expecting these series to clean up? That’s okay though. At least they kept Joey and Blind Justice out of the potential winner’s circle.
In the omission department, The OC received nada in terms of the major acting prizes (sorry, Peter Gallagher), and internet geek favorite Veronica Mars remained shut out as well (still haven’t seen it though). Most glaringly, however, was Shohreh Aghdashloo whose superb performance on 24 went completely unrecognized. For shame, voters.
At least one category seemed truly well-picked: reality competition. Up for the award: Survivor, The Apprentice, American Idol, Amazing Race, and Project Runway. Can’t argue with that group. Also, in the Reality Program category, the struggling Project Greenlight received a much-deserved nom as well. Still crossing my fingers for a follow-up Gulager season…
There’s plenty more to discuss (Blythe Danner got three nominations? Shut up, BLYTHE!); so check out the official list of Emmy nominations or simply read the abridged AP article.
What do you think about the noms?