People often joke in LA that we have four seasons, which are Summer, Fall, Fire & Award seasons. Personally I love the entertainment award season, especially the “big” ones like the Emmys, Golden Globes & of course, the Oscars. I often tell my friends & family that the Oscars are my Super Bowl. I really get into the predictions of who will win by participating in “friendly wagers” with friends, where the winner gets treated to lunch. Usually before an award show, I’ll try to handicap the winners by studying Entertainment Weekly’s predictions or read other online critics write-ups (much in the same way my brother-in-law will read up on colleges during the NCAA March Madness).
So what do I think about the Emmy 2014 nominations? First off, I am pleasantly surprised that Silicon Valley got nominated for Best Comedy Series. I think it is a hilarious cable TV show & I’m glad to see it recognized! Most likely (going by past history) Veep or Modern Family will win.
I love JLD in Veep. Although I really wanted to like her character in the movie Enough Said, I just had to stop watching the movie. For me it was snores-ville. The fact that her character couldn’t be any more different than Vice President Selina Meyer, just shows how great Julia Louis Dreyfus’ range can be.
I think Matt LeBlanc is super funny in Episodes. The show may have jumped the shark in the last season, but he is still great in it & it’s good that he was nominated.
While I’m not a huge fan of Mom, I’m glad to see Allison Janney nominated for it. The Supporting Actress in a Comedy category race is a toss-up for me. It’ll be interesting to see how the actresses campaign for it & who will ultimately end up winning.
The biggest race & hardest to predict for me will be the Best Drama Series. So many good ones! I always root for Downton Abbey & Mad Men. I’m not a GOT watcher, so I have nothing to say about that show. True Detective & House of Cards are top notch.
The Best Actor in a Drama Series will be an interesting race. The fact that the two leads for True Detective were put in this category as opposed to the mini-series one is a head scratching decision for me. Matthew McConaughey would have been a sure bet if placed in a different category. I think we can all agree that it is Bryan Cranston’s year though & this is coming from someone who didn’t even watch Breaking Bad!
I sure hope one of the actresses from Downton Abbey wins in their respective acting categories!!
So what are your thoughts & predictions on the Emmy 2014 Nominations?