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‘Game of Thrones’ Gets 24 Emmy Nominations

17 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Game of Thrones leads Emmy nominations.

Considering the vast amounts of quality television airing at any given time, there are bound to be a number of would-be snubs or omissions even in a year then the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences got much right. If awards shows had been invented after the Internet, you’d swear they exist solely to troll fans of their particular areas of interest: I’m not sure if it says particularly good or particularly bad things about humanity that we can’t celebrate the quality of one thing without reflexively also complaining about how a different thing was totally robbed.Among the categories the epic programme featured in were Outstanding Drama Series – which Game of Thrones has been nominated for every year since 2011 but has so far failed to win.

India’s preferred destination for premium English content, Star India’s English General Entertainment Channels, will present the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards to Indian audiences on September 21, 2015. For every “Constance Wu from Fresh Off the Boat was robbed!,” there is an “Andre Braugher got nominated for Brooklyn Nine-Nine!.” But there is one rather surprising omission yesterday in the form of the almost complete dismissal of Fox’s Empire. But then I guess that’s the nature of throwing some of the relatively few satisfying explorations of the human condition into a dog fight for small golden statues. (Sorry, I realize that sounds a bit harangue-y, so if it makes you feel better just picture me dressed as James Cagney in Yankee Doodle Dandy tapping out whatever the morse code is for “We’re all a bunch of screaming morons for caring about awards shows. Touted as the Oscars of the small screen, this glamorous gala will be simulcast LIVE on Star World, Star World HD, Star World Premiere HD and FX, and the primetime telecast on Star World, Star World HD and FX.

For any devoted awards watcher, the website is ground zero for news, and on the site’s prediction boards, where pundits weigh in on the actors and shows they think will be nominated, old faces have dominated. The heat death of the universe sounds like a lullaby to my ears.”) Getting worked up about slight differences in aesthetic preferences seems to me roughly as worthwhile as complaining to the Human Rights Commission about how your high school chose the popular kids, so let’s just say that I greet most of the Emmy nominations with the explosive excitement of a coma patient on chocolate pudding day.

Not only was it recognized as outstanding comedy series, but Jeffrey Tambor, who stars as trans woman Maura, got a nod for his work after winning a Golden Globe in January for the role. Henson and Viola Davis both received nominations for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for their roles in Empire and How to Get Away with Murder respectively. The Network has a staggering 98 nominations across categories for this year’s Emmys® proving once again that Star is the home to the most popular as well as critically acclaimed shows!

I think the comedy nominations are generally more on point than the drama ones — although feel free to burn down the Microsoft Centre if they give anything more to Modern Family — and I feel like cramming seven-plus nominees into multiple categories is essentially just admitting you’re in it for the after-parties. If either actress won the award, they would get a place in the history books for being the first African-American actress to take home the top drama honour.

It’s not just that the critically-acclaimed and ratings-rich new drama lost out to shows like House of Cards which even its fans will admit had an off-year. It rounds out that number with nominations for writing, editing, art direction, main title theme music, directing, costumes, casting and a guest star nomination for Bradley Whitford. It’s not even the whole “diversity loses” since Orange is the New Black got in even with the new rules that unwillingly pushed the one-hour dramedy in the drama category. There, Canada, are you sufficiently inspired by the fact that you are the same nationality as not just an Emmy nominee, but also the show she stars in? ([puts tap shoes back on]: “It’s not that I don’t think she’s deserving, I just can’t think of anything more provincial than swelling national pride inspired by reflected glory from an Emmy nomination, except maybe that Mother Canada statue. Jill Soloway, the creator of the show based on her own experiences with her father transitioning later in life, took some time out of a busy day to talk about the excitement of the nominations and the role her show and Caitlyn Jenner are playing in the current onslaught of trans visibility.

Other notable nominations include Emmys® darling Modern Family and Louie with 6 nods each, while Homeland and The Simpsons received 5 nominations each. At a time in which the streaming revolution is changing the way we watch television—on Netflix and Amazon, on our laptops and phones—the Emmys have been slow to change, and these predictions reflect the “more of the same” mentality that too often ruins the ceremony.

Jill Soloway: We’re together and we’re shooting episode four of season two and we were gathered around a big TV monitor and we were so glad to hear Jeffrey got nominated and then we heard that the show got nominated and it was amazing. Among performers, two graduates of The Mary Tyler Moore Show are dominant — Cloris Leachman leads women with eight, and Edward Asner leads men with seven. COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. Yet that name was already associated with war hero and future president Dwight Eisenhower. “Immy”, a term for the image orthicon camera, was chosen instead and then changed to “Emmy” because it seemed better for a statue of a woman holding an atom. There’s an absurd amount to love from this year’s nomination pool—between nominations for The Comeback’s Lisa Kudrow and the amazing number of black actors who got mentions (14 in total)—but there’s one giant elephant in the room:Modern Family.

I remember thinking Amazon was a huge risk and I would make my show but who knows if anyone would ever see it and if we would be competing on the level that all showrunners dream of, so I did not dare to dream about this. Not far behind, the distinguished gentlemen have blown away viewers with their funny performances, with Anthony Anderson (Black-ish), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Louis CK (Louie) and Will Forte (The Last Man on Earth) nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category. Without messing about in the gray matter of Emmy voters, there’s enough of a squishy mess in the idea that Empire is overlooked primarily or even partially for its blackness that we could get bogged down for a long time without every actually getting anywhere of value.

Star World’s soon-to-premiere Jimmy Kimmel Live has garnered a nomination for the Outstanding Variety Talk Series category as well. “Like every year, our shows find themselves as top contenders of the Emmys® which only reflects the quality and excellence of the content we curate on our channels. This makes it one of the most recognized comedies in history, and the show has won the Best Comedy trophy a record-tying—and exhausting—five years in a row.

This kind of growth is unheard of in modern Nielsen tracking times and it is frankly all-but-impossible in today’s fragmented television demographics. It became an instant pop culture item, with a scorchingly popular soundtrack (which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts against a new Madonna album back in March) and the kind of social media buzz usually reserved for HBO shows or AMC dramas.

At the time of this writing, Gold Derby experts are predicting that Modern Family will take yet another victory lap—because that’s the way the Emmys work. It is an old-school network drama that almost single-handedly reminded we media nerds that network television still matters even as the Big 5 become a little less big via overwhelming competition. It’s mostly about power, but even then chiefly as an excuse to show off lavish, fantastical lives; given its apparent concerns as an entertainment, it makes some sense that only its most boisterous, actorly performance picked up a nod. I came up with this idea when I first thought up the show that each season someone different would get their paws on the big house, so Josh has it for season two. Andrew O’Heir of Salon wrote a piece last February about how (simplification alert) the Academy was prone to honoring little-seen indies like Boyhood and Birdman over the big blockbusters because giving Oscar noms to even well-reviewed pictures like Guardians of the Galaxy would do little more than to encourage Hollywood to make more of their ilk and those in the industry aren’t exactly overjoyed at the notion of pumping out one mega-budget fantasy franchise sequel after another.

Of course rewarding smaller films like Birdman was something of an acknowledgment that Hollywood could and should still make such pictures and that said pictures were what the industry really wanted to make. It has been getting an ice cream foot rub from the Emmys ever since Kevin Spacey chewed his way onto the Senate set, and it has never really offered much more insight into the halls of power than the fact we should take some care to not elect cackling Bond villains when possible: it’s histrionic plot machinations masquerading as a New Republic essay. When the show hit airwaves six years ago, the family sitcom from Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd (no, not the guy from The Pagemaster) was the freshest broadcast show in ages. Featuring three couples of a variety of generations, ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientations, it offered a groundbreaking (for primetime TV, anyway) look at family dynamics in a changing America.

Yet save a few acting nods here and there (Henson, Viola Davis, Felicity Huffman, a few Guest Star nods), the networks were basically completely shut out of the major Drama categories this year. So the question is whether the Emmys didn’t care about Empire‘s cultural impact, merely didn’t think it was among the best shows of the year (a fair reason), or don’t necessarily want the networks to remain relevant. As Daniel D’Addario pointed out in an editorial for Salon, the show looks increasingly out-of-touch in today’s America, as the show appears to take place in “a class-blind fantasy world”: These couples are, respectively, a construction company owner and a stay-at-home parent, a real estate agent and a stay-at-home parent, and a lawyer and a stay-at-home parent.

Comparatively speaking, this is less something like Selma getting snubbed at the Oscars and closer to something like Gone Girl getting snubbed at the Oscars. But the argument for Gone Girl, which I made in advance of this year’s nods in the hope it would make the Best Picture cut, is similar to the one I am making this morning. Sofia Vergara, who plays Gloria, has a Spanish accent thicker than the Earth’s crust and a, uh, mountain range to match. … Playing a fiery Latina, her arcs regularly revolve around predictable “fiery Latina” jokes: her pronunciation, the violence of her native Colombia, her looks. I think this morning we all knew that Jeffrey would get nominated and now it’s like dealing with this onslaught of everything – that we got 11 nominations and that we got more than any other comedy. But unless the Emmys were intentionally trying to avoid recognizing network television this year, I find its almost complete-omission a little baffling.

But rather than using people of color to spice up a white world, creator Jenji Kohan used OITNB’s white lead, Piper Chapman, as a way to tell the stories of those we don’t often see on TV. Most of my trans friends think its amazing that she is saying that this is the most difficult things she’s done, harder than training for a gold medal. She talks about the real issues and people who have died and been killed and who have killed themselves and that she has a platform to do that is amazing.

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