E: So of course the only person on our wish list to be nominated was Archie Panjabi, just as I predicted. But! There is other good news! All in all, not a bad morning for Relatively Entertaining favorites. There’s good news for Glee, The Good Wife, Lost, Top Chef, Project Runway, and even some smatterings for Chuck, Castle, Emma and Return to Cranford. If you want an actual list, go here. This is the run down of stuff we care about here.
The biggest success of the morning (from my point of view, anyway) is clearly The Good Wife. Now, I’m a bit of a Gleek, and that show did really well, possibly the best, and I’ll get to that, but I love The Good Wife the most. So I’m quite excited. It’s nominated for best drama! Now, Matt Czuchry and Martha Plimpton did not get nominated. I knew I was reaching with him, but I can’t imagine how anyone could ignore her terrificness, so I’m pretty bummed about that. I guess her new sitcom will have to be her reward for being so awesome as Patti. But! There is great news! Not only did Julianna get her almost assured nod for lead actress, and Archie got her supporting nod, Christine Baranski got one as well! And the show did score some guest appearance nods for Alan Cumming and Dylan Baker (Colin Sweeney) as well! Woot! There were nods for writing (the pilot, oddly enough – interesting, because that’s not nearly the best episode in my opinion), directing, costume design and some other fields. Woot!
Among other RE favorites, Lost got a best drama nomination as well (for only the second time), as well as nods for Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn in the supporting categories and – for the first time – Matthew Fox in the lead category. Good work, guys!
And then, Glee. It scored a bunch of nominations for episodes “Theatricality”, “Hairography”, and especially “The Power of Madonna”. It’s up for best comedy, Matthew Morrison and Lea Michelle are up as leads, Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch in the supporting categories (wow, Chris Colfer! I didn’t see that coming!). And for guest stars, there are nods for Neil Patrick Harris as Bryan Ryan, Mike O’Malley as Burt Hummel, and Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes. Awesome.
Then, let’s see. Chuck got a stunt nomination. There are seriously Emmys for everything. Return to Cranford got a bunch, including costumes and miniseries and lead actress for Judi Dench. (Weirdly, only The Pacific and RtC are nominated for Best Miniseries, which is weird because Emma, among others, has lots of other miniseries category nominations. Didn’t we go through this weirdness last year?) Ian McKellan got a nod for The Prisoner, and Michael Gambon for Emma. And Betty White for hosting SNL! V and Caprica got nods for visual effects, as did Virtuality, that show from last summer which they appear to be considering a miniseries. Grey’s Anatomy scored almost nothing; I think this is the first time in the history of the show it has no acting nominations. Sorry, guys. They did pick up a make up nomination and a prosthetics nod for the episode “How Insensitive”. Looks like that was a fat suit after all; I hadn’t been sure. And I guess that’s why it’s up for an award.
There are cinematography nominations for Flash Forward, Top Chef: Las Vegas and Top Chef Masters. Top Chef and Glee are among the contenders for best website. Top Chef and Project Runway are up for reality competition series, and Heidi for host. No Tom and Padma and Cat? I can’t find the choreography nominations in this enormous list – maybe they’re tucked away somewhere weird?
I am happy to say, however, that what was perhaps our favorite episode of Castle this year – “Vampire Weekend” – is up for prosthetics, hair and make up. Excellent! I hope you win, guys. I hope you win. Those of you out there who like Modern Family are also having a good morning. True Blood and Mad Men fans have reasons to rejoice as well. And finally, my sibs favorite How I Met Your Mother is up for Best Orignal Song for “Nothing Suits Me Like a Suit”. Legen- wait for it – dary.