All the talk today has been about the Primetime Emmy nominations and after ruminating a bit, I've got a few reactions to and opinions about the nominees. I've already given you my initial reactions in the comedy categories, so now I'd like to look on the more serious side in the drama department and share my own personal cheers and jeers.
- Things that make me go hmm: the True Blood shutout. Obviously the show wasn't totally snubbed, having gotten a nod for Outstanding Drama and Casting, but it's odd that none of the ensemble got an acting nom. At the very least, I thought Anna Paquin would be up since she won the Golden Globe for her role this year, though I would have been most pleased to see Alexander Skarsgard, Nelsan Ellis, or Ryan Kwanten up there for their work in the second season.
- The same thing happened to The Pacific—it received 24 nominations—the most of any program—yet none of the actors received a nomination.
- Um, hello? Where was sexy Simon Baker? He's the golden child of US TV and missed out on a nomination for The Mentalist this time around.
- Rose Byrne received her second Emmy nom and it would be nice to see her win, particularly since Damages has been cancelled.
To hear some more of my reactions in the drama categories, just keep reading.