Last night was the Emmy Awards, a three-hour-long ceremony the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences holds each year to honor Modern Family. The cast and crew of other TV comedies are invited to attend too, but they know going in that they will probably lose to Modern Family and that they were only nominated because there aren’t enough people working on Modern Family to fill every category.
Modern Family won a whopping four Emmys, significantly more than any other comedy at last night’s awards. Included in Modern Family’s bounty is the prize for Outstanding Comedy Series, which the sitcom has taken home for three years in a row [...]
Have you had a chance to digest the Emmy Nominations? If not, let me suggest a spoon full of salt and a spoon full of cocaine. Ok, now that that's settled, it's time for some good ol' fashioned gripin'.
Let's start at the top with "Outstanding Comedy Series". Obviously, it would be nice to see Community up there but that wasn't going to happen – it doesn't really thrive when only digested through a few episode submissions, it demands a certain all out immersion. So, the real snub here is Parks & Recreation. It's such a good fit for the Emmys: it's friendly, not cuckoo bananas, fairly episodic, [...]
Here's hoping you bet your last nickel on Modern Family's Emmy domination, because you're about to be rich! Rich in nickel-y goodness! Despite what it might have felt like in real-time, the official Emmy winners list confirms that other funny people and shows did, in fact, win awards last night. People and shows like…
Having recently received a Critics' Choice Television Awards nomination, Community's Joel McHale is also hoping he'll soon be cradling that sweet, sweet golden lady statuette following an Emmy nomination. As for why his show has received critical praise but not the commensurate industry love of, say, a 30 Rock, Joel explains, "I’ve been told our audience skews young, which is good, and also that older people don’t understand the show, which is something else… But I just try to illuminate Dan Harmon and the writers’ jokes. [If] we don’t get nominated again this year for anything, but we continue to get the critical acclaim, I’ll be [...]
While some programs are still selecting the episodes for their comedy Emmy submissions, Deadline has 10 episodes that have already been selected. How exactly does a show chose the handful of episodes to be judged? As Community's Dan Harmon put it, "I want to see character, I want to see story, I want to see television taken seriously. It’s grounded in character. Nobody is wearing a weird costume; no one is acting like they’re in The Matrix.” Or he just hasn't seen the best Matrix-based situation comedy script. Yet. Each series is allowed to submit 6 episodes for the category of Outstanding Comedy series, so let's start casting [...]