. . . are about as predictable as you’d expect them to be. You’d think I’d get used to this after so many years, but hope breaks me every time.
I’m far too bored to list each and every nominee, but if you’re interested in that kind of thing, the complete breakdown is here. Otherwise, here are a few, mostly disappointed thoughts:
1. I love Peter Dinklage on Game of Thrones; really, I do. Tyrion is pretty much everybody’s favorite character, and Dinklage does a magnificent job with the role. That being said, he had considerably less to do this season, and I wish Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) had been nominated instead. Come on, you guys! This scene!
This scene — probably NSFW due to Naked Male Butt — is so good.
2. On a similar note, Michelle Fairley also failed to get a nomination for her work as Catelyn Stark. Really, Emmy Decider People? Really? Did you see “The Rains of Castamere?”
3. Justified continues to be ignored by everyone everywhere. You’d think I’d get used to that, too, but I never do.
4. I haven’t watched Orphan Black yet, and even I’m surprised that Tatiana Maslany wasn’t nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama. Well. I suppose only a little surprised — Orphan Black is science-fiction, after all, and I’m pretty sure there’s some bylaw that states Emmy nods can only go to speculative shows that are on HBO. See the casts and creative teams of Fringe, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Farscape, etc. for other various snubs.
5. There was only one pleasant surprise on the entire list, and that was Kerry Washington’s nomination for Scandal. I’m glad for her — the show is a soap, but it’s an excellent soap, and she’s a great lead spearheading a fantastic cast. Still one pleasant surprise is not exactly what I’d call a win.
I will be watching The Emmys this year. I always do, but I suspect the fashion will be vastly more entertaining than the actual ceremony itself.