Tuesday, June 15, 2010
After my AMC cheerleading in drama and my NBC love in comedy, what else is there? Why, all the ones they just sign over to Jon Stewart and the latest HBO miniseries, of course. But in truth, there are just two more categories I care to weigh in on. After you.
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Obviously The Daily Show and The Colbert Report are in no danger, here, and I don't care to whittle down the other ten or so candidates that I watched over the last year (especially since I only saw Letterman, Fallon, and Ferguson during Lenogate). But I have one request from the bottom of my heart. It's a cynical world, Hollywood, but it'd be a lot less cynical if they nominated The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien for this category. It won't win, not against the collective might of Jon Stewart's Band of Jews, but a nomination would say everything. NBC didn't even submit it, presumably because of the competition to their darling The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, so TBS is running this Emmy campaign. So, one last time: Go Team Coco!
Outstanding Made-for-Television Movie
Now, I didn't watch a single made-for-TV movie last year, not Al Pacino's Jack "Hooah!" Kevorkian movie, not that movie about autistic horses, and not, unfortunately, The Pregnancy Pact. And there's no way the O'Keeffe/Stieglitz flick matches up to the sketch of same by The State. But I did see what was intended to be a television pilot, and it was the best in years. I'm talking about Virtuality, nominated in this category. Trophies won't save it now, but it's earned whatever honors it can get.
I wouldn't mind seeing The Pacific or Man vs. Wild or Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List or Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations get nominated in their respective categories, either, but I'm also rooting for one entire category to be fill with nominations for the various Real Housewives franchises. But I'm not especially invested in the other categories like Reality Series or Reality Competition. What about you?