2010 Emmy Nominations: Conan strikes back!

Unlike with the Oscars, I don’t usually stay up to watch the Emmy nominations announced live…but this year I did, and, wow, what a year to do it. I was cheering so loud when some of those names were read that I actually had to cover my face with a pillow so as to not wake up the girls!

I’m not kidding, amigos, this is probably one of the best rosters of Emmy nominees ever. Finding a good movie to see in a theatre might be getting harder and harder these days, but, man alive, TV is on fire, baby!

Not only did new shows like “Glee”, “Modern Family”, and “The Good Wife” clean up in the nomination department, but, some long-overlooked returning shows finally got some recognition too. I’ve never watched it myself, but the fact that a cult show like “Friday Night Lights” finally scored some Emmy love after barely surviving cancellation for all these years is awesome!

I was also thrilled to see Elizabeth Mitchell finally nab an Emmy nomination for her heartbreaking portrayal of Dr. Juliet Burke on “Lost”. Mitchell was totally robbed last year, so, to see her shortlisted this time is just freaking awesome!

Also very excited to see the rocking-good Archie Panjabi nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Drama for “The Good Wife”. Panjabi’s character steals every scene she’s in, and that’s really saying something when you consider she plays most of her scenes opposite classic scene-stealers (and fellow nominees) Julianna Marguiles and Christine Baranski. So, kudos to you, Panjabi!

I was also very pleased to see the incredible Jane Lynch pick up a nod for “Glee”. She’d better start clearing room on her mantel now, because something tells me she’s gonna be one of those people who win every year they get nominated. And unlike some of those people (Tony Shaloub) she totally deserves it!

Christine was very stoked to see Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” score a nod for Best Reality Program. I know it didn’t get a lot of play in the media, but that show had heart and soul to spare and the fact that it has inspired people across the country to join the “Revolution” is the icing on the cake. Good on you, Jamie!

But the best news of the day, by far, was that the late, great Conan O’Brien version of “The Tonight Show” was nominated for four Emmy’s while Jay Leno, once again, received none. Ha ha, karma’s a bitch…suck it, Jay!

To see a complete list of all this year’s Emmy nominees, click here.

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6 responses to “2010 Emmy Nominations: Conan strikes back!

  1. That’s right—suck it, Jay! Hope NBC has a big towel for wiping all the egg of their face.

    I enjoyed MONK & think Shalhoub was very good but yeah, his winning every year was eye-rollingly dull. I mean, Enough already! Give someone else some love! Remember how Candice Bergen was so bored with winning 4 or 5 times in a row for MURPHY BROWN, she finally took herself out of the running?

  2. Totally! Shaloub shoulda done the same thing a long time ago. But, really, it’s the fault of the Emmy voters who generally loooooove a veteran…Michael Richards, anyone? Yikes…sometimes I wish they were more like the Golden Globes who love to anoint new talent every year!

    And yeah, so glad NBC and Jay got the shaft…after everything they did to keep Conan off TV it’s very cool to think of him accepting his Emmy on NBC, who is airing the Emmy’s this year! Ha ha! Karma!!

  3. Oh yeah, I love how the Globes anoint new talent. One of my favorite moments was Jennifer Garner winning the first year ALIAS was on. Her comment “I’m not sure why J.J. thought I was right for this role. Because I was so good in DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR?” was hilarious.

    I didn’t mean that Shalhoub should remove himself because I’m not sure I’d do it. I’d totally be an Emmy hoarder if I could! Just referring to another situation where I was tired of someone winning too many times even though I liked the actor. I agree it’s Emmy voters’ fault.

  4. Ha! Totally!! I would be the king of Emmy hoarders! 🙂

  5. How quickly we forget! During the writer’s strike, you loved Jay for keeping his show dark for two months, and paying his writer’s salaries out of his pocket. That whole Tonight Show debacle was really brought on by bad decision-making at NBC.

  6. I know it’s not Jay’s fault that all this happened, but, he should have had the good sense to not take the job back when NBC offered it to him. The torch had been passed and it was time for him to move on…that would have been the classy thing to do.

    Everything Leno did from that point on was just desperate, selfish and lame and the fact that his new Tonight Show is sucking in the ratings just proves the fact that America is done with him too. It was a bad PR move all around…especially when you consider how shabbily NBC had treated him by offering the show to Conan in the first place. Why would you even wanna work for people like that?!

    But, hey, don’t take my word for it, check out what Howard Stern and Rosie O’Donnell had to say about the dust-up back when the news first broke in January: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-oZ1RQiiZQ&feature=related

    Yikes…and I thought I hated Jay!

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