I've already told you my thoughts on the drama and comedy nominations for this year's Emmy awards. But I didn't want to neglect the many, many other categories, so I've picked out a few of the best, worst, and most bizarre:
- Wow, I guess I should have watched "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," huh? Seventeen nominations, and I've got nothing intelligent to say.
- The single greatest category in this year's Emmy awards: Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. Among the picks: "Dick in a Box" from "Saturday Night Live" and "Everything Comes Down to Poo" and "Guy Love" from the "Scrubs" musical. I hope the presentation of that award is televised, because it would be so amusing to hear an A-list celebrity read that list of nominees.
- I guess "The Starter Wife"'s last-ditch attempt to sneak in before the Emmy deadline paid off. The USA miniseries racked up 10 nominations, including Debra Messing, Joe Mantegna and Judy Davis (yay!) in the acting categories.
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- How is it, exactly, that "Antiques Roadshow" got a nomination for best reality program? On the good side, though, I'm glad to see the fearsome tandem of "Project Runway" and "Top Chef" in the reality competition category.
- Three cheers for the "This American Life" show! The Showtime series racked up three nominations for the "God's Close-Up" episode from its first season.
- Hey, guess what? "On the Lot" got nominated for an Emmy! It's for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music, but hey, Fox can now advertise this as an Emmy-nominated show. Among the other unlikely nominees: "Kidnapped" and "Ghost Whisperer" for Original Dramatic Score, "CSI: Miami" for Outstanding Stunt Coordination, and "Meerkat Manor" for editing and cinematography.
- Did you know there was an Emmy for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series? Me neither.