It's the most wonderful time of the year, at least if you're television fanatic like yours truly. It's Emmy nominations time! Woot! A time of celebration mixed with bitterness as Hollywood honors the talented, the untalented and the "They are still getting work?" of the industry.
This year was no different as the Emmy nominations were littered with happy surprises, shocking snubs and a laundry list of inexplicable nominations. So in honor of the Emmy nominations, I've created my own awards. And the winners and runner-ups are . . .
The Doris Roberts/Tony Shalhoub Award: This award goes to the actor/actress who will keep getting nominated for a performance for a character long past its sell by date. And the winner is................Unsurprisingly, Tony Shalhoub for his portrayal of Monk on the USA Network show Monk.
The "I Still Don't Know If They Can Or Cannot Act but Sure, Let's Keep Nominating Them Award" is pretty self-explanatory and goes to............Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: SVU. Hargitay, who has never found a piece of scenery she couldn't masticate with glee, continues to be nominated and win Emmys in spite of really being an awful actress which I guess gives people like Melissa George the will to live.
The "How Isn't This a Cast of a Touching All-Female Dramedy Film Written and Directed by Nora Ephron" goes to..................The "Outstanding Actress in a Drama Category." I mean, seriously. Sally Fields, Glenn Close, Kyra Sedgwick, AND Holly Hunter all going for the gold in the same category and NOBODY has used that as a jumping off point for casting a film? For shame.
And the "Way Past its Relevancy but Nice Try Emmys" goes to .............nominating Family Guy for outstanding comedy series. The show, which was brilliant in its first years, has been running on fumes for seasons.
The Biggest Continuing Snub....Cat Deely continuing not to be nominated for best reality competition host so Ryan Seacrest and his Louis Vuitton bag colored skin can prance about and Jeff Probst can be a dick in khakis.